High Holy Day Preparation Workshop

Every year in the fall, as the exuberance of summer dissipates and the calm energies of autumn invite us again to turn inward and prepare for the winter months, the Jewish calendar meets us with 10 days of teshuvah, 10 days of returning, of turning within, toward the heart and the bare essence of what life is. The High Holy Days repurpose the image of the turning of the seasons into a “what if?” practice related to the seasons of our own life. “What if,” our tradition asks, this was the autumn of our lives? How would we prepare for the coming winter? What would we prioritize and what would we let go of? What would still truly matter and what would no longer do? What would we need to set aright in our life, and what would we need to heal? Join rabbi Olivier and Elizabeth Fagin in a two-part exploration of these questions.

First Meeting: Getting Our House/Life in Order.

We will discuss setting our life aright, engaging in the healing work of forgiveness, writing an Ethical Will, Advance Directives and much more.

Second Meeting: Facing Winter

We will take a look at the rituals and liturgy of Yom Kippur as a death rehearsal and a deeply spiritual and liberating practice of facing our own mortality. We will explore the Jewish rites surrounding death and dying that have been practiced for millennia.

These two workshops are free for members and available for $18/session for non-members.

Register below

Part 1:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM



Part 2:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM








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