Waking Into Elul Daily Ritual 08/21 – 09/18

Services will be led by rabbis and lay leaders from the Jewish Voice for Peace Havurah Network. Find out more about the Network

There is no cost to Wake into Elul with us. And of course we’d be happy to accept your donation to continue the vital work of JVP!

Get ready for Rosh Hashanah with the JVP Havurah Network. Join us each Sunday through Friday morning for a brief ritual to prepare you for the emotional work of the High Holidays and wake you with a shofar blast.

Wednesday Services

11 am EDT / 10 am CDT / 8 am PDT

Wednesday services will be led by Cole Krawitz. He is the founder of Daily Queer Mincha and a member of the JVP Bay Area Havurah. All Wednesday services will begin at 8 am on the West Coast, so 10 am in Central Time and 11 am on the East Coast.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Services

8 am EDT / 7 am CDT / 5 am PDT

Sunday services will be led by Nude Lipkin-Lemay. They are from the Mending Minyan in New Haven, CT.

Monday services will be led by Rabbi Linda Holtzman of Tikkun Olam Chavurah, a Jewish social justice community in Philadelphia. Linda is on the JVP Board and the JVP Rabbinical Council.

Tuesday, Thursday will be led by Elliott batTzedek of Fringes: a feminist, non-zionist havurah, also in Philadelphia. These days will be based in prompts for writing/reflection – fewer words, more thinking time.

Friday services will be led by Rabbi Brant Rosen of Tzedek Chicago. He is also a member of the JVP Rabbinical Council.

Get Involved!

Please RSVP to get on the list for the Zoom link.

All you need to bring each day is yourself! Each day’s ritual will have singing, a bit of traditional liturgy, a bit of new liturgy, time for reflection, closing out with Achat Sha’alti and listening to shofar blasts.

The High Holidays seem to sneak up on us every year, but this year – well, this year it’s hard often enough to know what day of the week it is, or how much time has gone past. Facing this, we decided to support one another into Elul and into Rosh Hashanah with these short daily ritual moments.

Join us!

And G!d says: “Repentance and repair do not sprout from you fully formed, but are grown in a rich bed of doubt and self-examination. For this reason, you must nurture your suspicions about yourself; you must question your motives; you must guard yourself from justification and denial. Only from this uncertainty, this shaky ground, can repair begin.”

Dane Kuttler, The Social Justice Warrior’s Guide to the High Holidays