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Selichot: Finding the Courage to be Our Best Selves
September 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 pm: Selichot Reisman Hall
Anxiety. Uncertainty. Fear of rejection. What is holding you back?
One of the most powerful spiritual tools of our Jewish tradition is Selichot, a service of reflection and repentance on the Saturday night before the High Holidays begin. In the darkness of night, its soul searching words and soaring melodies invite us to shine light on who we are and who we want to be.
This year, join us as we look through the lens of “This is Me” a popular personal empowerment anthem from the musical “The Greatest Showman.” What does it get right? What does it miss? And how can we discover, behind its fictional characters, a story that can inspire us to make our own claim to the power and promise of who we really are in this New Year?
Selichot is a service that is full of the most beautiful music with duets and choir pieces. The prayers introduce us to the aspirations of these upcoming days of awe. They get us in the mood to reflect. We are introduced, slowly, to the tunes, the themes, the words, the worries, the aspirations, of the yamim noraim.