What is the idea?
To gather 4-8 friends for dinner, either at home or a local restaurant, with some suggested and guided questions for you to talk about with one another. After dinner you and your guests are welcome to come to the synagogue for dessert, to be honored with changing the Torah mantles into the “Days of Awe ‘whites’” and to join in brief prayers and song.
Do I (we) have to use the questions we give you?
Absolutely not, but they might be interesting. Feel free to let the conversation wander where you want. These questions (which the clergy will provide) will allow you and others to focus on some key themes in preparation for the Jewish year to come.
What are the questions?
We will offer a very brief quote, with questions, on the themes of spirituality, politics, social justice, Israel and forgiveness. Choose one, all or none to talk about at your meal.
Do I (we) have to come to the synagogue?
Again – it’s up to you, but we hope you might like to see how moving S’lichot can be, and be inspired for the upcoming Days of Awe.
When will this take place?
Saturday, September 16. You take care of the dinner reservation (or make it a ‘pot luck’ at home if you want). We are suggesting that dinner be at 7:30 or 9 pm. We will provide dessert at 9:30 pm at the synagogue, and the ceremony to change the mantles and prayers will begin at 10 pm.
I’m interested … what now?
All you have to do is call or write Jean Gatz (the Clergy Assistant) at[email protected] or 883-3144, ext. 328 to let her know how many will be coming so we have enough for dessert that evening.