Elul Programs 2023

Elul Programs

During the month of Elul, we are called to begin the process of reflection and repentance in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are offering many opportunities for all ages to reflect and study throughout the month.

Register online for all programs or by calling 314-469-0700. 

Adult High Holy Day Hebrew Reading Bootcamp 
Tuesdays, August 15, 22, 29, September 5 and 12 
7-8:30 p.m. 
Join Rabbi Rosenberg and get yourself ready to participate in the holy days.  Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots. Whether you’re a beginner or need to brush up on your letters this Hebrew class is for you. We are thrilled to work with NJOP and offer a Hebrew reading bootcamp. The introductory Level I Hebrew course concentrates on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills.  

UH Welcomes Artist-in-Residence Noam Katz 
August 18-20 
We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Noam Katz to United Hebrew. He is one of the most influential voices in contemporary Jewish music. Noam has brought his highflying energy and soulful melodies to Jewish and interfaith audiences across North America, Africa, and Israel. A longtime songleader/educator at URJ Eisner, George and Kutz Camps, Noam has performed at URJ Biennials, CAJE, BBYO International, Limmud England, NFTY Convention, and countless summer camps and congregations. He currently serves as the Rabbi/Dean of Jewish Living at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto, Ontario.  

We hope you will join us throughout the weekend to sing, learn, and pray with Noam!  

Friday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m.:   Volunteer Recognition Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Noam Katz & UH Clergy 
Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m: Torah Study 
Saturday, August 19 at 12:00 p.m.: Q&A with Noam Katz 
Sunday, August 20: Teacher in-service with the religious and Hebrew school staff. 

Welcome Back Celebration 
Sunday, August 20 
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 
Join us in the parking lot at United Hebrew as we welcome back everyone to UH for another wonderful year.  The Shofar will be blown to kick off the holy day season.  The Kona Ice truck will be here to provide complimentary treats.  We will also have the bubble truck and outdoor games to play.  Come for the entire time or just stop by for a cold treat, we would love to see everyone. 

Be Strong and of Good Courage! 
Wednesday, September 6 
7:00 p.m.—Spielberg Chapel and on Zoom 
Preparing for the New Year through Psalm 27 – Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, comes with several traditions, including the daily reading of the 27th Psalm which reminds us to be strong and of good courage.  In this session, we will engage with the words and messages of the 27th Psalm, as well as the themes of the High Holy Days, using them as inspiration for introspection, cheshbon hanefesh, the accounting of our soul.  This class is taught by Rabbi Reinhart.

How Honey Happens
Thursday, August 24
6:30 p.m. – Messing Auditorium
Start your sweet new year by learning about honey and bee’s from beekeeper Lonnie Grossman, keeper of the UH hive.

Whiskey & Wisdom 
Wednesday, September 13 
7:30 p.m. – Kaplansky Center 
Join Rabbi Reinhart for a pre-Rosh Hashanah celebration of Whiskey & Wisdom.  We’ll enjoy each other’s company, taste some new whiskeys, and feed our minds with the wisdom of the High Holy Days.  So, whether you join for the whiskey or the wisdom, expect the results to be sweet as we prepare to welcome in the New Year.   


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