This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared

The month preceding the High Holy Days, Elul, is a time set aside in the Jewish calendar for reflection and contemplation. Barbara Lesch McCaffry and Basha Hirschfeld will be leading a series of contemplative discussions based on the late Rabbi Alan Lew's book, This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation. We will be exploring the deep themes of Tisha B'Av, Selichot, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, and how those seasons also describe and influence the experience and the work of our souls.

There is no requirement to have read the book as handouts with important excerpts will be provided which we hope will be the basis for lively and deep discussion. Optional, but not required: if you would like to read the book, it is available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

Please come to deepen and prepare for the High Holy Days in community with others.  

There is no fee for the series although donations are always gratefully accepted.  We’d appreciate an e-mail to let us know you plan to attend so we can send you a copy of the handouts in advance. RSVP here.

A program of Ner Shalom’s Beit Midrash: Lifelong Jewish Learning

Interests: Holidays
September 15, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Congregation Ner Shalom
85 La Plaza


Organized By: 
Congregation Ner Shalom
Event Contact Person: 
Vicki Allen