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Elul Offerings 2020

Read about all of our offerings available during the month of Elul:

Elul is the month of spiritual preparation leading up to the new year (Rosh Hashanah). It is a month of re-connection and reflection, checking in with ourselves (a process called cheshbon ha-nefesh, an “accounting of the soul”), and reflecting on the past year and our hopes for the new year. We look forward to helping you along this journey by offering new ways of connecting with yourself, with others, with our tradition, and with our community during this month-long lead up to the new year.

Sustaining our Souls: Spiritual Wisdom, Poetry, Music, and Texts for Our Time

Join Rabbi Berkman for this special Elul Edition!

This series will offer an exploration of diverse sources including traditional texts, podcasts, videos, poems and prose, and music, to inspire and strengthen us during this uniquely challenging time. 

*This series is inspired by The On Being Project, which for many years has provided a public radio show, podcasts, and “tools for the art of living” which draw upon wisdom of religious leaders, philosophers, and poets among many other sources.

Class Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Zoom (link coming soon)

Rockin' Elul Music with Josh Cohen

More Information Coming Soon!

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
         Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Zoom (Link coming soon)

Coping with Uncertainty
with Marlene Kenney MA LICSW
Sponsored by TOS Sisterhood and Kayla's Caring Community

With all of the uncertainty with which we’ve been dealing presently and moving forward, wouldn’t it make sense to hear from an expert on how to cope with the stress of dealing with uncertainty? Each one in attendance will come away from the event with a toolbox filled with strategies to deal with the pandemic, and also more broadly, uncertainty in general, as we’re confronted with it throughout life.
TOS Sisterhood invites all TOS members to attend and participate in our first event of the year entitled “Coping With Uncertainty,” starring Marlene Kenney, MA LICSW
, Senior Clinician, Coordinator Trauma and Loss Counseling Program, Riverside Trauma Center, who will speak first and then open up the floor for questions from the audience.  


Class Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zoom (Link Coming Soon)

Class: Deep Dive into HHD Liturgy
with Rabbi Schaefer

"On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom Kippur it is sealed." Come explore the meaning of Unetaneh Tokef, one of the central prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Rabbi Schaefer. During this time of tremendous uncertainty, how do we make sense of the idea of the future being written and that we have the ability to influence that future.

Class Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zoom (Link Coming Soon)

Rosh Hashanah Chopped!

Join us on Tuesday, September 8, at 7 pm for a Rosh Hashanah cooking competition like you've never seen before. Our event will be based on the hugely popular cooking competition TV show, Chopped. Our hosts will guide the viewers as our TOS contestants (including a member of our clergy team!) cook their way through three mystery Rosh Hashanah ingredients. At the end, all of our viewers will have a chance to vote for who they think should be our TOS Chopped Champion.

Date:Tuesday, September 8
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zoom (Link Coming Soon)

Havdalah & Selichot: Entering a New Year in Community

Enter into a new week and a new year with a community gathering (over Zoom) to make havdalah, begin the High Holy Day season, and hear the sound of the shofar. Selichot is an inspirational service with music and reflection to set our intentions and awaken our hearts for the season of repentance and renewal. 

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zoom (Link Coming Soon)

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782