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Meet the New Machzor: A High Holy Days Workshop

  • Peninsula Temple Beth El 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, CA, 94403 United States (map)

The new machzor from the Reform Movement, Mishkan HaNefesh, gives our community a wealth of resources for finding new meaning. Through updated translations and poetry, as well as easily accessible transliteration, Mishkan HaNefesh will breathe new life into our services during the High Holy Days.

Our clergy will take you through some of the changes in the machzor, including new opportunities for blowing the shofar, more inclusive liturgical language and readings that help us contemplate the nature of sin and repentance.

Whether you're a High Holy Days expert or it's your first one, we hope you will take advantage of the chance to dive deep into our High Holy Days worship, and ask questions about our new High Holy Days guide.

Class Schedule - Come to one, or all five
August 6:        Welcome to Mishkan HaNefesh (Rabbi Dennis)
August 13:       Shofarot: A New Approach (Rabbi Lisa)
August 20:      Wrestling with Untaneh Tokef (Rabbi Callie)
August 27:      Sin and Forgiveness in the 21st Century (Rabbi Sara)
September 3: Avinu Malkeinu: Machzor and Metaphor (Elana Jagoda Kaye)

Click here to RSVP.

Your own, personal set of the new machzor will be available to purchase. If you are interested, click here.

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