Honoring the Jewish High Holy Days: What Might They Mean for UUs?

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On Monday evening, September 6, Jewish communities begin their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which launches the Hebrew year 5782. The days that follow—sometimes called the Days of Awe—continue through Yom Kippur on September 15-16. To honor these high holidays, Rev. Nancy brings us a lively wide-ranging conversation with beloved friend of our congregation, Rabbi Dana Magat, the senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in San José.

Where do these holidays come from? What do they mean for Jewish communities, and what rituals transform them into something tactile and embodied? What does Rabbi Dana mean by “G-d”? What “spiritual work” do these holidays invite, and what can Unitarian Universalists learn from them? These are just a few of the questions this conversation embraces, with laughter and humility, curiosity and depth. Please join us online this Sunday!

Worship Leaders: Rabbi Dana Magat and Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones
Worship Associate: Jenn Castro