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Dinner and Study Sessions followed by Havdalah and Selichot Service

Saturday, September 21, 2019 21 Elul 5779

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMTemple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd, Lexington, MA

Havdalah—Selihot Program & Service — A Night of Learning, Meditation, and Connection

6:00 pm: Seudah Shlisheet (Light Meal, sponsored by The Ladle Fund)
7:00 pm & 7:30 pm: Study Sessions / Activities And Meditative Ma’ariv
8:00 pm: Havdalah & Selihot Service

The month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days. Tradition teaches that the month of Elul is a particularly propitious time for repentance. This mood of repentance builds through the month of Elul to the period of Selihot, to Rosh Hashanah, and finally to Yom Kippur.

As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness, called Selihot, are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Selihot are recited from the Sunday before Rosh Hashanah until Yom Kippur. The first Selihot service of the holiday season is usually a large community service, held around midnight on Motzei Shabbat (after nightfall on Saturday).

This year’s study sessions / activities will be led by: Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins of Temple Emunah and Rabbi Howard Jaffe, Rabbi Rachel Maimin, and Cantor Lisa Doob of Temple Isaiah.

RSVP to Jodie by September 17 at or 781-861-0300.

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