Pre-Rosh Hashanah Programs Hosted by the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County
For resources for the month of Elul, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Sundays, August 30, September 6 and 13
8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
BOOK STUDY: “This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared”, by Rabbi Alan Lew
Are you ready for the High Holidays? Neither are we. This year, more than ever, we need guidance to connect with the messages of the holiday. Even amidst a pandemic, how do we open our hearts to the wisdom of the holidays? Join us for a 3-week book study of This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew. Led by Rabbi Ilan Glazer of Our Jewish Recovery and and Chava Gal-Or.
This program is co-hosted by the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.
RSVP at https://bookus.page/OurJewishRecovery/rabbiilan/this-is-real-and-you-are-completely-unprepared-book-study.
Saturday, September 12 8:00pm
STORIES OF FORGIVENESS
A Collaborative Havdalah and Selichot program hosted by The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Temple Beth Shalom of Long Beach, Temple Beth Emet of Anaheim, and Temple Isaiah.
8:15pm Shared Stories of Forgiveness
8:45pm Selichot Service
Monday, September 14 5:00pm-6:30 PDT | 8:00-9:30pm EDT
Please join us for our 3rd annual Serenity Selichot program that bridges our High Holiday liturgy with the steps involved in working a program of recovery. Led by Jason Feddy, Scott Spitzer, Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and Rabbi Ilan Glazer.
MAKING THE MOST OF ELUL Resources
For centuries, Jewish tradition has provided us with ample opportunity to prepare mentally and emotionally for the Days of Awe. Shabbat morning haftarot echoing the words of Isaiah offer words of comfort for the seven weeks between Tisha b’Av and Rosh Hashanah. On weekdays, the shofar is sounded every morning and Psalm 27 (“The Lord is my Light and my Help…) is added to our liturgy twice daily during the entire month of Elul – the 29 day period preceding the 1st of Tishrei (Rosh Hashanah).
In recent decades, compelling new resources have been developed by modern spiritual leaders designed to stir our hearts, thoughts and actions so that we can enter the New Year prepared to embrace a new cycle of connectedness to our Creator and to each other. We hope you enjoy this holy opportunity for self-discovery!
RABBI JILL ZIMMERMAN – Cultivating a Path with Heart
• Return: 30 Days of ReflectionYour Workbook for the High Holy Days SeasonYour Workbook for the High Holy Days Season
• Course with Rabbi Jill Zimmerman: Seeking Wholeness in a Broken World, Spiritual Prep for the High Holidays (Pandemic Edition): Begins August 27 for 3 Thursdays https://ravjill.com/seeking-wholeness
JEWELS OF ELUL
Daily Inspiration for the 29 days of Elul