Rhythm & Ruach Under the Stars

September 6, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Westchester Jewish Center
175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543

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Please join us for an outdoor musical Kabbalat Shabbat service and an a cappella Ma’ariv starting at 6:30pm.

An optional congregational dinner follows at 7:30pm, then enjoy a Kabbalat Shabbat shiur with Rabbi Arnowitz at 8:30pm, Ahni L’Dodi v’dodi Li Love and Repentance in the Month of Elul (more on that from Rabbi Arnowitz below.)

RSVP for Dinner: rosie@wjcenter.org
$22 Adults, $12 for children under 12

 Ahni L’Dodi v’dodi Li – Love and Repentance in the Month of Elul

The Hebrew month leading up to Rosh HaShanah, Elul, is considered the beginning of the season of repentance or teshuva. The rabbis suggest that the name Elul, or אֱלוּל, is an acronym for the famous quote from the Song of Songs, “ahni l’dodi v’dodi li, I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.” This evening we will explore what the spirituality of love has to do with teshuva, the process of returning to a positive relationship with God, in hopes that this emotional exploration will help us have a more positive perspective on the season of the High Holidays as well.
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