Selichot Bonfire – 8/28

Saturday, August 28th, 7:45 p.m.

Grab your TIS picnic blanket or a beach chair and join us in the lower parking lot at TIS. Together, around a bonfire, we’ll take our first steps in preparing for the upcoming High Holy Days.

The Selichot service is an opportunity for us to examine our deeds of the past year, seeking forgiveness, and committing to improve ourselves in the New Year. The prayers are specifically tailored to help us direct our hearts and minds to the process of teshuvah (Hebrew for repentance).

For those who can’t join us in person

In the Sephardic tradition, Selichot are said from the beginning of the month of Elul, while in the Ashkenazic tradition Selichot are begun from the Sunday (often the Saturday night) before Rosh Hashana until Yom Kippur. If Rosh Hashana begins on a Monday or Tuesday, however, Selichot begins on the Sunday of the week before Rosh Hashana, to make sure that there are at least three days of Selichot.

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