Find Your Waze to the Light: Our High Holy Days Journey

Today is Rosh Hodesh Elul—the beginning of the month before the High Holy Days. So, as we do every year, our community embarks, individually and collectively, on a profound journey through the Yamim Nora’im and Sukkot, ending with Simhat Torah. As in years past, we will take this journey together: Our social and spiritual connection will transcend physical distance. Our community will find strength through each other. Through the cracks, the light will come in. 

We are excited today to launch a virtual High Holy Days journey that offers a depth and breadth of personal and communal experiences: a journey through the themes and liturgy of the holidays through music, text study, art, poetry, and literature. Week to week from now until Simhat Torah, we will unveil stops on a virtual roadmap, inviting each of us to follow an enriching path of diverse options, brought to life through rich resources. 

Find your Waze to the Light.

The First Week of Elul: Love me Again, is available now for your immersion and exploration, featuring Rabbi James Jacobson Maisels, Dr. Joy Ladin, and many more. 

In addition, as a companion to BJ’s livestreamed High Holy Days prayer services and the curated, publicly available resources, BJ members are invited to participate in Zoom-enabled learning and social programs around and during the livestreamed prayer services, as well as in socially distanced, in-person, outdoor programs. Opportunities will include drop-in discussions to process and explore the themes of the season, stimulating text-based learning led by BJ’s spiritual leaders, our ELULmination High Holy Days study group meeting weekly, and even a class on baking the perfect round challah for Rosh Hashanah.  

Seek inspiration. Invite transformation. Join us!

J. Rolando Matalon

Written By J. Rolando Matalon

José Rolando Matalon, B’nai Jeshurun’s senior rabbi, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was educated in Buenos Aires, Montreal, Jerusalem, and New York City. After his ordination at the Jewis...

Felicia L. Sol

Written By Felicia L. Sol

Rabbi Sol has served as a rabbi at BJ since 2001, becoming the first woman to serve as a rabbi to the community in the congregation’s almost 200-year history. Rabbi Sol began her initial involve...

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