Selichot & Elul

The High Holy Days begin on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with Selichot.
Erev Rosh HaShanah begins Monday, September 6, 2021.

Selichot: Embracing Curiosity in a Season of Judgement with Caroline Rothstein

August 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Virtual Beth El only*

This evening will be unforgettable as we are inspired by the words of Caroline Rothstein, internationally touring and acclaimed writer, poet and performer, based in New York City. Through dynamic poetry, passionate music and moments of thought and self-reflection, we will seek to understand what it really means to embrace spiritual renewal, guided by our clergy and our guest, Caroline Rothstein. By looking at ourselves through a new lens of curiosity, we will embark on the new year from a place of healing, wholeness, and love. 

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*This event is now only on Virtual Beth El.

Awesome Quotes for the Days of Awe

Daily Quotes for the Thirty Days of Elul to Prepare us for the Jewish New Year

Inspired by Seth M. Siegel’s new book Other People’s Words: Wisdom for an Inspired and Productive Life, through the month of Elul we will share quotes that can pave the path for our High Holy Day worship, including Shabbat Evening Services on August 20, where Seth will be our featured speaker.

Share your favorite quotes with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates at [email protected] and if we use it as one of our daily Elul quotes, you will win a copy of Seth’s new book.

Visit our 30 Days of Elul page daily through the month of Elul (August 9 – September 6) for daily inspiration!


Elul is the month that precedes the High Holy Days. We use the month of Elul to remind us of the liturgical season, and to help us prepare ourselves and our souls for the upcoming Holy Days.

This month of Elul, we focus on spiritually preparing ourselves for the new year. We begin by reflecting on this past year of tumult and uncertainty, as we learn to move forward with intention toward deeper fulfillment.