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Get Ready for the High Holidays: Special Elul Program

August 8 - September 5

Elul—the month before the High Holy Days—is traditionally a time of introspection. A time to look back over the past year and to do teshuva, to repent and seek forgiveness. But how do we do teshuvah? What does it mean to be responsible for our actions?

To dig deeper into these questions and prepare for the holidays, Temple Isaiah will join Hadar, a highly regarded Jewish learning center, for Project Zug’s Elul Cycle, a 4-week learning journey. “Windows on Teshuvah” will explore different perspectives on teshuvah, from classical sources to modern Jewish thought. The program starts and ends with lectures by inspirational educator Rabbi Shai Held, followed by weekly text study and meaningful conversation with a havrut (learning partner).

We are also planning a special get-together for Isaiah participants. The online lectures will be on Sunday, August 8, 2021 and on Sunday, Sept. 5, both at 7:30, and will be recorded. You and your havruta partner will meet at mutually convenient times, once a week, between the two lectures. You may register with a partner, from Isaiah or elsewhere, or you can register by yourself and be paired with a fellow congregant or someone outside Isaiah.

Please register here. You will be prompted to login or create an account in order to register. Where it asks, “Are you associated with a specific Jewish institution (eg. synagogue, organization, federation)” please indicate Temple Isaiah, Lexington. Then check Isaiah Lexington again on the drop-down menu on a following page.

Tuition is $36. If you need financial aid, please register and we can reimburse you. (Email Rabbi Amy at The registration deadline is July 30.

For more information about the program, visit

Tue, July 27 2021 18 Av 5781