Talmud this Shabbat: How to Have a Deeply Fabulous At Home Rosh Hashanah


Talmud is back! Tomorrow morning we begin again, and our clergy team is blessed to tackle the following question: how do we make this year’s Rosh Hashanah fabulous–filled with meaning, connection, song and celebration, questions that make you think.

Yes, it will be unlike any other. Yes, we are usually in shul, and this year we are not. Yes, it is a big question mark how to do without that energy of everyone coming back to shul to begin the year again.

But hopefulness and optimism are how we roll. We have the chance to make this year’s Rosh Hashanah extraordinarily beautiful, and tomorrow morning, we are going to talk about how to do just that.

We are attaching the brand-new Rosh Hashanah Seder 5781/2020, created by The Rabbinical Assembly here. This was written precisely for the moment we are in right now. It is geared to help us take a holiday that we usually celebrate in shul and, instead, find great meaning and joy in celebrating it at home.

Tomorrow morning each of the five members of our clergy team will take one page of this Rosh Hashanah Seder and unpack it, role modeling how the passages we usually associate with shul (e.g., unetaneh tokef) can lead to a great conversation at home with your loved ones.

Rosh Hashanah in month 7 of the pandemic is just what we need: a booster shot of prayer, song, family, community, love and hope.

See you tomorrow morning at 8:30. Gann Chapel Livestream

Shabbat shalom and shana tova,
Wes