14.00-16.00: CHORAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
in the Sanctuary
During the deepest and most sacred part of the Day, the growing quiet of the Sanctuary is enhanced by a gentle, historical journey through the Avodah Temple Worship. Our lay historians bring alive the ancient penitential practices of Temple Judaism. As we transition into the Martyrology, we are reminded of our painful past, when generation after generation, from the Rabbis of the Mishnah, to the victims of the Nazis, were persecuted and perished for holding fast to our faith. This two thousand year textual odyssey is accompanied by some of the most moving prayers of the High Holy Days.
14.00-15.15: LYONS LEARNING PROJECT STUDY SESSION
in the 2nd Floor Conference Room
‘A Time to be Silent and a Time to Speak’ – Join Rabbi Neil as we explore what our sources have to say about how we use speech to build up and to tear down. Can our traditions inform a radical new age of social media? What do our sources say about tale-bearing and might we introduce the ‘Ta’anit Dibbur’ (Fast from speaking) to our conduct in the world? How can our use of language and proliferation of words affect our well-being? This will be a taste of the ‘Be’er Chayyim’ (Living Well) programme that Rabbi Neil is running through the Lyons Learning Project.
15.15-16.00: ASK THE RABBIS PANEL
in the Stern Hall
Following last year’s study opportunities in the Stern Hall on Yom Kippur, that allowed people a chance to learn on Yom Kippur afternoon, we are introducing another new session that is particularly interactive and challenging for both rabbis and congregants. On Shavuot we scheduled a special session entitled ‘Ask the Rabbi’, a chance to enable your rabbis to respond to a variety of questions from those present, which covered everything from everyday life to life after death. In fact it was so interesting and thought provoking, that we are running a special session which will be with Rabbis Helen and Neil in the Stern Hall. So come with your questions; they may be about this transformative time in the Jewish year, or about other concerns in Jewish life. Please start thinking now, so that we can make this new innovation an enlivening and meaningful opportunity to increase our Jewish knowledge.
PLEASE CONTACT RONIT ON 020 7535 0285 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK TICKETS.