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Elul Reflections with Brad Sachs

September 16, 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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This unique period of time gives us the opportunity to enter the High Holy Days with a “running start” as we begin the process of dedicating ourselves to the process of cheshbon ha’nefesh (“soul accounting” or “soul searching”), taking stock of the ways in which we have lived our lives during the past year, and creatively considering the ways in which we can draw closer to ourselves, to each other, to our planet, and to God in the coming year.

Each day, as part of Oseh’s communal observance of Elul, Brad will be composing a short reflection that will attempt to explore and illuminate a dimension of cheshbon ha’nefesh, followed by a writing prompt based on the reflection that is designed to deepen or expand your own spiritual growth. These reflections will be posted daily on Oseh’s website, but if you are interested in receiving these in your Inbox during the month of Elul, contact him at drbradsachs@gmail.com and he will put you on a mailing list.

There will also be two Zoom-based opportunities to join with congregants in a discussion of these Elul essays, and to consider sharing what you have thought and written. These group discussions, which will last no more than an hour, will take place on Wednesday evenings, September 2 and September 16, at 7:00 -8:00 p.m. It is his hope that these reflections and writing prompts will help you with your own “soul searching” and reflection, as we prepare for this year’s High Holy Days.

Wednesdays, Sept 2 and 16, 7 pm: Join via Zoom using the HHD password sent separately.