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Introduction and Remarks on the High Holidays for the August 18th Leadership Call
This introduction and framing for our August Leadership Call was written by Jackie Land and Rabbi Maurice Harris from the Department for Thriving Communities at Reconstructing Judaism. Many congregational leaders have found these remarks as a helpful framing tool for approaching the High Holidays in 2021.
Rabbi Katie Mizrahi from Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco has compiled materials for an offline Rosh Hashanah experience that you’re invited to bring with you into the natural world, complete with 100 shofar blasts, music, meditation and instructions for tashlich.
“Aleh: Ben Adam Le’ma’alah Aleh” from Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
This Hebrew poem, whose lyrics are by Rav A.I. Kook, is the central motif for this year’s holiday services.
Translation: Human being: arise, ascend, rise! You have strength within you, you have winds of spirit, wings of mighty eagles. Don’t deny them, lest they deny you. Seek them out and you will find them.