The month of Elul that began August 26 precedes the High Holy Days and begins our process of Teshuvah, or repentance.
More traditional congregations blow the shofar each morning during Elul to remind Jews of the holiness of Rosh Hashanah.
In small congregations such as ours, we prepare for the High Holy Days largely on an individual basis.
However, this year during the month of Elul, our congregation, along with a group of legacy congregations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, are participating in a pair of special online programs to help prepare for the High Holy Days.
We also welcome Rabbi Stanley Miles, who grew up in our congregation, to lead High Holy Days services!