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Selichot Singing

  • Jewish Studio Project 940 Dwight Way, #13B Berkeley United States (map)

The Hebrew month of Elul invites us into a time of reflection, connection and spiritual preparation as we approach the High Holy Days. For centuries, throughout the month of Elul Middle Eastern Jews have engaged in a practice of early morning singing of liturgical poems known as Selichot as a way to make ready the soul for the Season of Awe. Selichot is a powerful, joyful, communal singing practice in which leadership is shared and is passed spontaneously around the group as the group starts to learn the melodies and words.

We look forward to singing together in sacredness during these awesome days, with special guest Daniella Aboody sharing stories from her Iraqi grandparents', father's experience of Selichot, and her own memories of growing up with this tradition.

There is no cost to join us, so come sing your heart out!


A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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