High Holidays 2022/5783 (Hebrew calendar year)
Monday, October 24 at 8:30 pm ET | 7:30 pm CT | 5:30 pm PT via Zoom
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It’s a new year, and there are so many ways to find meaning and inspiration in the Jewish calendar! That’s exactly what Abigail Pogrebin did when her curiosity around Jewish holidays (and what had kept them vibrant over hundreds of years!) led her to spend a whole year researching, observing, and celebrating 18 different Jewish holidays — many of which she’d never heard of! The result of that journey is the book “My Jewish Year,” a funny and profound exploration around Jewish rituals and the entire Jewish calendar.
Join us for a spirited discussion with author Abigail Pogrebin, facilitated by alumna and Chicago’s new Director of Community Engagement, Emily Achler, who also co-created HMI’s national book club in 2020. Alumni who register for this program will get a FREE copy of Abigail’s book! Anyone interested in starting a book club in their community will also receive an HMI toolkit and local support in getting things off the ground!
3-Step Choreography of the Spirit
The High Holiday season gives us a special opportunity to look inward and do a little spiritual damage control. This resource walks you through the three steps for Jewish relationship-healing: cheshbon hanefesh (spiritual accounting), teshuvah (returning to your values), and tashlich (ritually releasing your baggage).
Tasting the Sweetness of the High Holidays
It’s a Jewish custom to eat foods which symbolize our desire for a sweet year. This guide will explain why and how we mark the High Holiday season with sweetness.
What is Sukkot and how do we celebrate?
This guide will walk you through the rituals of the holiday of Sukkot and share meaning behind our traditions and celebrations.