The High Holy Days don’t just happen. We need to prepare to create a meaningful High Holy Day experience. This instruction seems like it may be intended for clergy, but it’s really for all of us. We prepare so that we are ready for the Days of Awe—so that we are ready to truly practice t’shuvah (repentance and return). We prepare so that we might fully commit to being our best selves in the year to come.
The entire month of Elul is a month of reflection, preparation, and repentance. This year, our Shabbat services during Elul will focus on our distinctly “Isaiah” Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur experiences. Each Shabbat service in Elul is centered on one High Holy Day theme (t’ki’ah, t’shuvah, zichronot, tikun) and features the melodies, harmonies and sounds of the Chagim, including the call of the shofar. Join us for these special Shabbat services in Elul!
Requests for Elul
Come to any of our Elul services prepared to reflect on the following, perhaps completing each sentence:
1. A High Holiday memory or tradition I am looking forward to revisiting is….
2. I am sorry for…. I want to improve at….
3. I will be more patient/forgiving of….
WITH GRATITUDE AND EXCITEMENT, WE ARE READY TO ANNOUNCE OUR PLANS FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS. THIS YEAR, WE WILL CELEBRATE ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR AT UCLA ROYCE HALL AND TEMPLE ISAIAH CAMPUS. LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGH HOLY DAYS HERE!
Love to Sing? Play an Instrument? Chant From the Torah? Below a mean Shofar?
Cantor Schloss is looking to include all who are interested in creating a meaningful High Holy Days for AND by the Isaiah community. Please contact Cantor Schloss at [email protected] if you would like to participate in any way.