Returning to Connection: Elul Forgiveness Practices
Preparing ourselves to meet the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) and the Days of Awe (leading up to Yom Kippur)
Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville, North Carolina
The Hebrew month of Elul, this year beginning August 21, is the last month of the Hebrew calendar. It is a time to take stock of the past year and set intentions for the coming year, which begins on the following new moon. Elul is a special opportunity to open our hearts to reconnecting with people in our lives by offering forgiveness – a return (teshuvah) to human-to-human connection and acceptance, to others and asking others for that same connection and acceptance.
Roberta Wall is trained in Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication. She will facilitate the gathering and offer writing and communication exercises to support us in preparing for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays. These holidays can be an experience of healing our relationships to self, others and the Divine.
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