September 24, 2016, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Messing Auditorium and Millstone Sanctuary
Join us as we prepare for the Holy Day season.
The Saturday evening preceding Rosh Hashanah is referred to as Selichot, meaning penitence. On this evening, we set the mood and tone for the coming “Days of Awe.” The Selichot service introduces us to the melodies and prayers of the season. We change the covers of our Torah scrolls from beautiful blues and vibrant colors to the symbolic white covers of the season. We conclude the service with the sounding of the shofar. A dessert reception will follow.
6:00 p.m. – Family Selichot program
Join us as we reflect on the past year and prepare for the new year to come. There will be music and activities to lead us into the Holy Day Season.
7:00 p.m. – Community Dinner and Havdalah
Dinner will include cheese tortellini, eggplant parmesan, stuffed zucchini, fruits marinated in seasonal syrup and the UH house salad.
$10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12, age 2 and under are free
RSVP requested by Wednesday, September 21 to 314-469-0700 or by filling out the form below.
8:00 p.m. – What is Your Torah? (13+)
According to midrash, every Jew carries a piece of Torah with him or her. Without every Jewish soul the Jewish people and the Torah would be incomplete. Join us for a dramatic presentation of “Standing at Sinai” and an evening of thought and study as we turn ourselves toward the introspective mood of the holidays and explore the question: What is my piece of Torah?
9:00 p.m. – Selichot Service