The Hebrew translation of the phrase, “I am sorry,” is selicha. It is a concept that weighs heavy on our minds during this season.
As we begin to prepare ourselves for the High Holy Days, it is important to take time to consider the actions and behaviors of this past year for which we are sorry. This process will officially begin on Friday night at a special service called,
Selichot (which means “apologies”). Through special songs and meditations, we will formally mark the beginning of the penitential season.
Please join us this Friday Night, September 11 as we begin our spiritual preparations for this season.
As Americans, September 11 has significance as well. In commemoration of the attacks on our nation 19 years ago, we will be including a brief memorial service before the kaddish.
On this final Shabbat of 5780, we pray that this complicated and challenging year will end on a note of hope and a sense of renewal for all the world.