We know that sometimes, people are looking to connect to the formal, classical, majesty of the holidays and other times, people are looking for a more informal and creative approach to spiritual work.
Our services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are fairly formal, but you do not have to be. Maybe instead of a black suit and leather shoes on Yom Kippur, try white pants and canvas sneakers? While many of the prayers are in Hebrew, every page of the prayer book has translation, commentary and inspirational readings. It even has it’s own video trailer:
Selichot this year, on the other hand, will be far from formal. We are inviting churches, mosques, and our friends at TBJ to speak about justice. What do we want our community to know–HATE DOES NOT LIVE HERE!