Start your morning with inspiration, connection and creativity.
Uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Creative Commentary features different local Torah scholars and creative writers.
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.
8/31, 9/7, 9/14
Co-sponsored by JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa
Rosh Chodesh Hallel
On mornings when Creative Commentary falls on Rosh Chodesh (the new month), we begin the morning with Hallel singing: songs of praise for the new moon.