Elul

A Month to Reflect and Prepare

In this late summer/early fall month that precedes Rosh Hashanah, our faith gives us the opportunity to contemplate the state of our spiritual lives and our relationships with the people we love and God.

The Hebrew letters that make up Elul — aleph, lamed, vav, lamed — are an acronym for Ani L’Dodi, v’Dodi Li (I am My Beloved’s, and My Beloved is Mine), from the Song of Songs, 6:3. Most often interpreted as love poetry between a man and a woman, the phrase also reflects the love between God and the Jewish people.

WHC's "Soulful Series" Podcast

WHC’s clergy have created a podcast to help you along your journey toward the High Holy Days.

Each week leading up to Rosh HaShanah, we will post a link* to a new episode of WHC’s “Soulful Series” podcast. In it, our clergy will share reflections, meditations, music, and prayers focusing on emotions to help you connect and spiritually prepare for the High Holy Days.

*You can also find WHC’s “Soulful Series” wherever you download podcasts.

Week 5: Finding Your Path to Happiness

Week 4: Working Through Sadness

Week 3: Thinking About Fear

Week 2: Is Anger Okay?

Week 1: Trailer