Saturday, September 16
5:00 pm Adult Study with Author Abigal Pogrebin
6:15 pm Havdalah and Desserts
6:45 pm Selichot Service
Who Knew that Early Atonement Could Deepen it?
Abigail Pogrebin will join us to observe and unpack Selichot – one of our least-understood, but potentially most-heart-opening holidays.
Pogrebin is the author of the widely acclaimed new book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which gets at why these milestones are still relevant -- even urgent -- in our modern moment. She took this deep dive into the Jewish calendar because she was frustrated by her level of ignorance and looking for the kind of transcendence she saw other people having. So she decided to experience "The Iron Man" of Jewish observance: researching, experiencing and writing about every Jewish holiday in the calendar, no matter how obscure the liturgy, no matter how countless the fasts. After interviewing over 60 rabbis and scholars, after sampling every service from Renewal to Orthodox, she landed in a very different spiritual place -- with revelations that are as intriguing as they are inspiring.