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Welcome to Elul Meditations
Elul is the Hebrew month immediately preceding the Yamim Hanora'im, the Days of Awe. Elul has traditionally been a time for spiritual preparation. A time to begin thinking about the themes and issues we address at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
I post an "Elul Meditation" each day of Elul (except on Shabbat). Some are longer, some are shorter. Some are more traditional, some may be a bit unexpected. None of these are original to me. Rather, this is a collection of short readings I've curated over the years from a variety of sources. I have included the citation of authorship in every possible case.
If you think you would enjoy reading an Elul Meditation each גשט (From Friday, August 21st through the eve of Rosh Hashanah, September 18th), just fill in the form below.
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Elul Sundays: 4 Opportunities to meet and reflect
Join us for any or all of our four Elul learning sessions. All sessions are scheduled for an hour (and if we go over a few minutes because the discussion is good, so be it!) beginning at 11:30 am eastern, 10:30 am central, 9:30 am mountain and 8:30 am pacific time.
For customized scheduling for groups contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Elul Sundays sessions will be conducted on Zoom. A link will be sent to participants upon receipt of payment.
Payment may be made through PayPal or by check.
Registration for 1 session: $10
Registration for 2 sessions: $19.50
Registration for 3 sessions: $28.50
Registration for 4 sessions: $36
Registration is per device with no more than two people per device.
Payment arrangements will be made over email upon receipt of your registration information.