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Elul 5782

August 9 - September 6

Elul is the Hebrew month leading to Rosh Hashanah, a month of preparation, of exercising those muscles of introspection and challenge: How will I enter the Season of Awe and what can I do now to get ready? Temple is here to help, with a month of learning, prayer and opportunities for connection.

Elul Learning
Elul Worship
ATiD Events

Prepare to Repair: Psalm 27 Class led by Rabbi Debra Robbins Returns

The annual practice of reading Psalm 27 to prepare for and celebrate the High Holy Days begins with the first of Elul and continues until Simchat Torah and it’s not too early to prepare to repair!

Using her book as the text, alongside the new app for it, Rabbi Robbins will lead a weekly practice throughout the season, bringing an online community together to read the psalm, reflect, write and engage in conversations. Wednesdays on Zoom, with the two classes adjusted for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

No registration necessary. Books are available for purchase at Judaic Treasures. Zoom links will be provided in weekly email communications.

Save the dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 4: Introduction to the new app and orientation practice
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1
  • Thursday, Sept. 9: Adjusted for Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14: Adjusted for Yom Kippur
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22

Elul Worship

  • Friday, Aug: 13: We will be using the Mishkan HaLev prayer book, designed for the period of Elul through S’lichot
  • Friday, Aug. 20: Experience a sermon-in-song based on the themes of Psalm 27, the traditional reading for the month of Elul and continuing through Simchat Torah.
  • Friday, Aug. 27: Hear our clergy discuss how they prepare for the High Holy Days in this sure-to-be-lively roundtable discussion.

Elul events for ATiD, Temple’s community of 20s and 30s

  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: Talmud
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17: Round challah baking with Chef Eli Cohn-Wein
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24: Yoga and mindfulness.

Sessions are in-person with drop in on one session or come to each session! Contact Eli Cohn-Wein for questions. 

Connect with Clergy for Elul

Creating Your Sanctuary at Home
Rabbi Dan Utley and Rachel Utley
Learn how to introduce sacred spaces in your home to elevate your experience of the High Holy Days.


Mah Tovu, a Song of Sacred Space
With Cantor Vicky Glikin
This musical meditative journey reminds us that no matter where we find ourselves, our surroundings have the potential to be a source of beauty and goodness.


Return to the High Holy Days main page.