In this season of renewal, we take the opportunity to look inward and upward: to reflect on what has been a most challenging time, to count our blessings, and to think about our hopes for the new year.
During the month of Elul, August 18–September 14, leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we begin a period of introspection. The study of mussar — a traditional Jewish practice of mindfulness and self-improvement — is an excellent way to prepare for the High Holy Days.
During our Elul Values Exploration, our clergy, educators and professionals will examine new middot (virtues) each week from a number of different perspectives to help you contemplate how to better incorporate those values into your own lives. Sign up below to get these daily musings directly to your inbox!