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Join Us Before the Holidays

Tuning In for the High Holidays with Felicia Sloin
Sundays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:00 pm
CBI Outdoor Prayer Space

For many people, music is the way into prayer. This is particularly true of the music at High Holiday services, which is as beautiful as it is powerful. In this class, we will explore some “High Holiday Hits”- some traditional melodies and some less familiar ones that capture the essence and themes of this holy time of year.
The only requirement for this class is a willingness to participate. No knowledge of Hebrew or music is required. In addition to the songs we know and love, we will also sing some secular songs that can help us focus and prepare ourselves spiritually for the High Holidays.
This class will be held, in person, in the outdoor prayer space.

Join Rabbi Justin David for these pre-High Holiday Workshops: 

The Power of the Shofar - Study and Workshop 
Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 PM

Join us for this hour long workshop during which we will explore the depth of wisdom around the sounding of the shofar.  If you have a shofar or acquire one through us, please bring it, as we will spend some time learning how to produce its sounds.  All are welcome.

Making the High Holidays Your Own - Part 1 - Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah is a grand spectacle that launches us into a season of intensive introspection for the purposes of deeper connection.  The liturgy is ancient, vast, and to many of us, confusing.  Join us for this workshop in which we will explore the structure, themes, and main points of the Rosh Hashanah experience so that we can make it our own - either in community or by ourselves.  All who join will receive a “workshop takeaway” that will guide you to what you may try for your own individual observance.

Making the High Holidays Your Own - Part 2 - Yom Kippur
Tuesday, August 31, 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur is a day of great spiritual depth and complexity, with prayers and poems simultaneously confrontational, poetic, realistic and hopeful.  Join us for this workshop in which we will examine the ways in which the poems, prayers and readings of Yom Kippur structure an evolving experience during the course of the day.  Our conversation will result in a guide to Yom Kippur, which you can use for your own personal or communal practice.

All workshops will be held in-person in the CBI Outdoor Prayer Space


Thu, September 16 2021 10 Tishrei 5782