High Holy Days

“There are two spiritual axes on which the Jewish year rotates. On one hand, the reminder that life’s trajectory is the journey from degradation to dignity, from darkness to light, from narrowness to possibility. On the other, the growing awareness of our fragility, which compels us to live with purpose, integrity and compassion.”
Rabbi Sharon Brous

We call them the High Holy Days, but Yamim Noraim can best be translated as “Days of Awe.” These are days in which we step out of our daily routines and wake up to the mysterious gift of life itself. The message of the High Holy Days: everything is possible. Things don’t have to be as they are. We don’t have to be the people we have become. We can repair, redirect, reframe the contours of our relationships and our lives. Reflect deeply, dream boldly, and discover a renewed sense of wonder and purpose.

Watch this space as the High Holies approach. You’ll find info on our pre-holiday house parties and other adult learning opportunities — as well as all the 411 you need about joining IKAR for the holidays.