Teshuva - OUR BETTER SELVES
Gallery theme: Rebalancing & Reflection
September 19 | Rosh HaShanah
September 28 | Yom Kippur
We contemplate our behavior from the past year and review how we can do better with our relationships, our priorities, and our acted upon values. Teshuva, the ability to return to our better selves, is the pervasive message during these days, making right those things that need refocusing, readjusting and re-balancing. We can change; we can choose to make amends; we can be more giving, more compassionate, and more proactive in our pursuit of justice. Learn more>>
Consider: How can you refocus your life to get on the right track?
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Gallery Theme: light
December 11-19 | Hanukkah
The holiday of Hanukkah honors the oil that lasted for 8 days in the Holy Temple by the lighting of candles. Candles represent hope and faith in the midst of darkness and despair.
Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and fried foods.
The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. Learn more>>
Consider: How can you bring light into our darkened world?
Gallery Theme: freedom
April 8- | Passover
Passover is the holiday that celebrates God's redemption of the Jewish people after 400 years of slavery in Egypt. We enact rituals to connect more intimately with our liberation experience so that we can be inspired to help those who are currently enslaved or persecuted. Learn more>>
Consider: Can you identify someone who needs to be liberated, physically, emotionally, or spiritually? How can you bring a sense of freedom to them?
Gallery Theme: Reaffirmation
May 28-30 | Shavout
We return to that moment at Mt Sinai to commemorate our People’s Revelation, that singular event that shaped the lives of the Jewish People forever. It was on Shavuot when the Israelites accepted the instructions for acting in the world. We are a Chosen People, not because we are better or special, but because we have to consciously choose every day to be part of our Jewish traditions in the way we live our lives, in the rituals we observe, and in the values that we prioritize. Learn more>>
Consider: How do you choose to reaffirm your commitment to what is important in your life?