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Elul and Tishrei Prayer Intensive: 60 Days of Prayerful Renewal

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 29 Av 5780

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

2. Thursday, August 20, 2020 30 Av 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

3. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6 Elul 5780

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

4. Thursday, August 27, 2020 7 Elul 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

5. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 13 Elul 5780

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

6. Thursday, September 3, 2020 14 Elul 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

7. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 20 Elul 5780

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

8. Thursday, September 10, 2020 21 Elul 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

9. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 27 Elul 5780

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

10. Thursday, September 17, 2020 28 Elul 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

11. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5 Tishrei 5781

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

12. Thursday, September 24, 2020 6 Tishrei 5781

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

13. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12 Tishrei 5781

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

14. Thursday, October 1, 2020 13 Tishrei 5781

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

15. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 19 Tishrei 5781

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

16. Thursday, October 8, 2020 20 Tishrei 5781

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

17. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 26 Tishrei 5781

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMZoom

18. Thursday, October 15, 2020 27 Tishrei 5781

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

Elul and Tishrei Prayer Intensive: 60 Days of Prayerful Renewal

 

The 60 days from the last day of the month of Av to the end of the month of Tishrei are ripe with ritual and liturgical opportunities to explore the consequences of our being co-creators in this realm and to cultivate the belief that everything we do matters. Each and every one of us matters. How we learn from our mistakes and support each other in course corrections – however infinitesimal or large - matters. The Jewish tradition teaches that during the month of Elul, the Divine can be met “in the field,” that G!d is just waiting for us to pull up a chair, so to speak, and have a good schmooze. Knowing that we are loved, that we are held in grace/chen – or making space for the yearning for a sense of connection – we can dig deeper, reflect further, come to see where we let ourselves and others down in the past year. Without rebuke, but with loving support, we begin to right the wrongs, reflect on our shadow side, invite in Light in its many guises. And in so doing, we can draw inspiration from some amazing prayers and practices along the way.

This course will provide an opportunity to wrestle with some of the traditional prayers of confession which might, at times, challenge us, while also – in the true spirit of Jewish Renewal - make space for our own creative reformulations of the practices of forgiveness and repentance handed down through the generations. We will also strive to build a sacred container within the group to ground the many experiences of the holiday cycle of Tishrei – taking time together to marinate in, and integrate, our experiences through services and other offerings in the wider community during this heady month of celebration and returning to Source.

Participants can sign up for individual classes or the whole series. If you sign up for the whole series - say for Wednesday evenings - and one week you want to come to the other class - i.e. Thursday at noon - that's fine. Participants would just need to let Rabbi Diane know. Rabbi Diane will be teaching the same content each week on Wednesday eve/Thursday day, so it wouldn't make sense for anyone to come twice in a given week or to sign up for both options.

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Aug 19/20: Taking Stock: Ending 5780 and Starting 5781 on Solid Footing

Aug 26/27: Cultivating Belovedness: Drawing Nurturance from Psalm 27

Sept 2/3: Entering S’lichot: Prayers and Practices of Forgiveness

Sept 9/10: Longing for Inner and Outer Peace: Prayers and Practices of Teshuvah

Sept 16/17: Sounding the Call: Rejoicing in Awakenings on the Cusp of Rosh HaShanah

Sept 23/24: Welcoming New Encounters: The 13 Attributes of G!d

Sept 30/Oct 1: Integrating the Experiences and Learnings of Yom Kippur

Oct 7/8: Harvesting Joy, Playing with Words: Sukkot and Simchat Torah Revisited

Oct 14/15: Coming in for a Landing and Transitioning into Everyday Holiness

 

While the classes build on one another, drop-ins are welcome.

No Hebrew is required. Texts will be provided both in Hebrew and in English translations.

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Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein moved to Boulder in 2019 from Europe, where she was the Rabbi of Chawurah Gescher (Freiburg, Germany) and Migwan (Basel, Switzerland). She is currently a freelance rabbi in Europe and the United States – with an emphasis on education and spiritual direction – and can be found online at RabbiWithin.org. Rabbi Diane holds a Masters of Jewish Education from Hebrew College and received rabbinic ordination from ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Earlier in her life she was a cultural anthropologist – and has lived extended periods of her life abroad, in Sweden, Thailand, China and Germany.

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