Click here to access our full schedule for the Days of Awe 5776 Yamim Nora’im ~ Days of Awe is the common Hebrew name for the 10 days beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur, that many call “The High Holy Days.” Each year, we are given the gift of time to reflect seriously on the people we have become, and to dream once again about who we can be. We are encouraged to engage in serious self reflection – reviewing our behavior over the past year, identifying mistakes and shortcomings, considering avenues of repair and improvement – during this special period of the cycle of the Jewish year and during the month that precedes it (the month of Elul in the Hebrew calendar). We engage in teshuvah – serious, sincere turning (from ways that do not serve us or the common good), repair (of wounds and broken relationships), and return (refining ourselves and reestablishing our way forward).
Having done this reflection and cleansing, we are able to re-aim at a meaningful future with renewed purpose and energy. We connect and reconnect with the best of ourselves, with our family members, our friends, and with the Source of Blessing – the One that connects all. Through this process we hope to commence another yearly cycle with a renewed sense of purpose, a clearer vision, less baggage, and greater appreciation.
You don’t need a ticket, an invitation, or even clarity of purpose … just an open heart and mind … join us and see. Click here to access our Days of Awe 5776 Schedule of event descriptions, times, and locations. Contributions of any amount to the sustainability and health of our kehilla and the vibrant alternative we offer the central Ohio Jewish landscape are welcome and greatly appreciated. PLEASE SIGN UP here, especially if you intend to join us for our Break Fast (where all participants bring something to share).
- RUMInations, Tuesday nights of Elul – Cheshbon HaNefesh ~ Soul Accounting through the Lens of the Great Sufi Mystic, 7:00-8:30 pm, Upper Arlington*
- Annual Apple Picking and Ice Cream, September 6th, 10 am-1 pm, Utica (Branstool Orchards and Velvet Ice Cream)
- Erev Rosh HaShanah, September 13th, 8:00-9:30 pm, Clintonville*
- Rosh HaShanah, September 14th, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Clintonville*
- Green Taschlich Down By the Riverside, 4:00-7:30 pm, Dublin*
- Kol Nidre, September 22nd, 8:00-9:30 pm, Clintonville*
- Yom Kippur, September 23rd, Clintonville*
- Shacharit/Morning Service, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
- Yizkor ~ Remembrance, 12:40-1:30 pm
- Personal & Communal Opportunities:
- 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Quiet reflection in the peace garden (or indoors)
- 3:00 – 3:45 pm – Teshuvah/Turning through Chant – We will follow our breath, rising from silence into the vibration of Jewish chants, and dissolving again into silence. This contemplative practice will move seamlessly into Movement & Meditation.
- 3:45 – 4:30 pm – Meditative Movement – Embracing Multiples Realities with Compassion
- 4:30 – 5:45 pm – Accepting the Gifts of the Storm – Forgiveness and Compassion from the Belly of the Fish – A Jonah Journey Exploring Self and Community
- Mincha/Afernoon & Ne’ilah/Concluding Service, 5:45-6:40 pm
- Break Fast Potluck Dinner & Havdalah, 6:45 pm
- Sukkot Shabbaton with Rabbi Shefa Gold, October 2nd-4th Balancing Abundance & Fragility through Sacred Chant, Experiential Learning & Celebration. Programming in collaboration with Temple Israel and The Columbus Jewish Foundation. More details about this extraordinary weekend can be found on our website and by clicking here.
*Clintonville location: Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., 43214; Upper Arlington location: Covenant Presbyterian, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., 43221; Dublin location: Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive, 43065.