Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Selichot

Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

The Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, we begin to recite the prayers of repentance. The Selichot service is the only Jewish worship experience which takes place in the middle of the night. To emphasize the holiness of the moment and the humility with which we approach God, we will dim the lights to illuminate the sanctuary. We will conduct the service by candlelight. The service is an overture for the High Holiday liturgy. We say and sing the words and melodies which form the prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

The evening begins at 9:00 PM with Havdalah followed by the study programWe will share a social hour, followed by a candle lit service and hearing the first sound of the Shofar blowing. Don't miss this exciting opportunity for self reflection and community study while we begin the 5778 High Holiday season.