Selichot, a holy day that Jews worldwide devote to introspection and prayers for forgiveness, will be celebrated on Saturday evening, Sept. 21 at Temple Judea.
A collation will be held at 8:00 p.m. and services will start at 9:00 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.
Rabbi Todd Chizner and Cantor Deborah Jacobson will lead this evening service which represents the beginning of the High Holy Days. In Jewish tradition this is a period of looking back and also looking forward for changes that can be made by each of us in the coming year.
As part of the Selichot service, a meaningful ritual of changing the Torah covers to those specifically designed for the High Holidays will be performed. The special covers are white, representing purity and the wish that through repentance, our sins will be made white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).
Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset. For more information, call (516) 621-8049 or www.temple-judea.com. New members are always welcome.