Prepare for New Beginnings

What will this New Year bring for you, personally? Who do you want to be in this new cycle? What values do you hold most dear, and what world can you envision? How will you help to manifest that world?

As we near the middle of the month of Elul -- with the moon growing to its fullest point this month -- the skies remind us that Rosh Hashanah is drawing closer every day. The season here in Seattle has turned the corner too, and this week -- between warm sun breaks and crisp mornings, light drizzle and dramatic thunder and lightning -- we could feel the turn of the season as well.

Just as the moon wanes to nothingness and the world descends towards the darker time of year, we Jews celebrate renewal!

What will this New Year bring for you, personally? Who do you want to be in this new cycle? What values do you hold most dear, and what world can you envision? How will you help to manifest that world?

All of this is the essence of our work at this time of teshuva (return) and introspection. Kavana is here to provide many platforms for all of us to engage in this work, in a way that is at once personally meaningful and in the context of a communal embrace.

Join us TONIGHT as our regular monthly Friday night service resumes from our summer break, and begin to experience the mood of the season, at once festive and reflective. Many more opportunities -- for pre-High Holiday learning, for doing mitzvot and engaging in positive actions, and of course for spending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with us in a variety of modes -- can be found below.

We hope that together, all of us can make the most of these next two weeks, preparing for new beginnings, and ring in a wonderful New Year together.