Fourth Week of Elul

The process of forgiveness is integral to the spiritual work that this season demands of us. While Sephardim move through the season with a daily practice of Selihot (literally meaning forgiveness), there is an Ashkenazic tradition of coming together on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah for this practice, using melody and poetry to open up our deepest yearnings to embody the person that we are called to be. Throughout the process of teshuvah more broadly, we ask those whom we have hurt to forgive us, and (perhaps even more difficult) we ourselves are called upon to forgive others. Join us as we explore the complexities, limitations, and transformative power of forgiveness during this season of return.