Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Selichot

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Selichot Study and Discussion will take place this year starting at 9:00 PM with Havdalah followed by a study about the Yomim Noraim - The High Holidays as a time of awe. The shofar is traditionally the instrument for waking up the soul. We hear it's sound on Rosh Hashannah and again on Yom Kippur as a way to remember that our days are numbered. Please join us as we watch excerpts from the movie, "The Visitor" and discuss our job as humans to wake up and remember that although on Yom Kippur, we emulate the deceased, the rest of the year, we are supposed to act alive. We can use the movie as an opportunity to take stock of where we are sleepwalking through our own lives, and conclude with a surprise drum circle to wake up our souls in a non traditional way. Then join us at 11:30 PM, for our customary Selichot service followed by the first sounding of the shofar which kicks off our High Holiday worship season.