Join us for a Joint Selichot service | 7 pm | Saturday, August 28 | in-person @ Congregation B’nai Israel & CBI Zoom.
Selichot is a time of preparation in advance of the High Holidays. The word Selichot refers to penitential prayers, and the Selichot service is quiet and beautiful as it prepares us for the themes, both liturgical and musical, of the Days of Awe.
We will begin the evening with learning about one of the core prayers of the High Holidays, that is both mysterious and challenging, Unetaneh Tokef, a prayer that creates the image of each of us in a courtroom before the Eternal, who is Judge, Arbiter, and Witness. We will look at the origins, images, and poetry of the prayer as well as the theology and the challenges that it represents.
We will then have a brief Selichot service, including Havdalah.