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Elul, the Hebrew month of reflection before the High Holy Days, culminates with Selichot, when we gather and recite prayers of penitence as a community. The Selichot liturgy contains some of the finest Jewish religious poetry ever composed, and our moving, inspiring candlelit service urges us to reflect on the year that is ending.
With strains of the High Holy Day melodies, our rabbis, and the beautiful voices of Cantor Bortnick and Student Cantor Reinstein to guide us, we will utter our first confession of the season, as well as Sh’ma Koleinu, asking God to hear our voices.
7:00 pm Concert: “Cathedra’s Psalms Through the Centuries”
8:00 pm Service
Dessert reception follows
This program will take place at Temple inside Kaufmann Sanctuary.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination during check-in. We ask that you please arrive early to allow time for this important safety measure.
If you cannot or choose not to be vaccinated — or prefer to enjoy the evening from the comfort of your home — the concert and the service will be livestreamed.
This event is free, but we ask that those attending in person please RSVP.
This evening is sponsored by the Pollin Music Fund, in loving memory of Abe & Irene.
Saturday, August 28
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hybrid – Temple
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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