High Holy Day Education Series with Bill Futornick
Imagine talking to G-d. What would you say? Would those words come naturally? Or would it be difficult to find them when we needed them? Our tradition provides us with just such a vocabulary: the Psalms. As we enter the month of Elul, the time of reflection and self- examination, we will study the ancient words of the Psalms and see how they still talk to us.
We will also study how Psalms work their way into the Machzor (High Holy Day prayer book), lending their text and imagery. The Machzor is a beautifully composed book. Yet too often, we see it as unapproachable. Boring. Meaningless. Not what I believe. Long. It’s too bad. The High Holy Days are our time to rediscover who we are and who we want to be. Too frequently, we miss that opportunity.
This class will hopefully provide the basis for that opportunity. We hope that this will be the basis for the most meaningful Holy Days yet, a time when we connect: with G-d, with our community, with ourselves.
The class will meet with our Ritual Director, Bill Futornick over the course of four weeks at a few different times, beginning the week of August 13.
Mondays, August 13, 20, 27; and September 10, at 10:30 a.m.
all in the Beit Midrash (back of chapel)
Or . . .
Wednesdays, August 15, 22, 29; and September 5, at 11:00 a.m.
all in the Beit Midrash,
and also 6:30 p.m. in Rabbi Ezray's office.
Advanced registration is not required. The course is free, please join us!