Jewish Spirituality – Selihot Service and Program

September 24, 2016 Lexington Free

This year, on Saturday, September 24, at 7:15 (following the Sabbath afternoon service) Lexington’s Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah will host guest Rabbi Larry Hoffman who will conduct a joint traditional penitential prayer service called Selihot –Forgiveness–at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington.

As the days grow shorter, the Jewish Community looks forward to the High Holy Days, with observation beginning a month before the actual New Year  (Rosh haShanah) with daily sounding of the shofar– ram’s horn– to prompt the start of repentance and promote a time to reflect, to remember, to honor those we have lost, and to celebrate life.

Rabbi Hoffman will address Authentic Jewish Spirituality — Even For Skeptics Who Think There Isn’t Any.  Jewish spirituality runs deep through Jewish texts and practice, and lies at the very heart of how Jews pray, why we study, why Israel matters, and the underlying theme of exile and home that is a steady current through the Bible, the Rabbis, Kabbalah, and who we are today. RSVP Required for dinner and service to Rabbi Jill Perlman at

Rabbi Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman is the Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion/New York. For almost forty years, Rabbi Hoffman has combined research, teaching, and a passion for the spiritual renewal of North American Judaism. In 2011, he received a second National Jewish Book Award for co-authoring Sacred Strategies: Transforming Synagogues from Functional to Visionary. As a Co-founder of Synagogue 3000, he has launched Next Dor, a national initiative to engage the next generation through a relational approach featuring strong communities with transformed synagogues at their center.

To reserve your space for the light dinner and service, please contact

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Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Isaiah of Lexington
55 Lincoln St
Lexington, MA 02421
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