Elul Offerings

Elul Offerings


Preparing Your Heart for the Holy Days
with Rabbi Gluck
Tuesday, August 25 & September 1 • 7:00 p.m.
The High Holy Days are a time of turning and returning. To what and from what shall we seek to turn? What does it mean for us to return, especially in these extraordinary times? Over two sessions, Rabbi Gluck will guide us in exploring the themes of the Holy Days and their meaning for our lives today.

Melodies of the Machzor
with Cantor Wallach
Wednesday, September 2 & 9 • 7:00 p.m.
The music of the Jewish calendar endows each season of the year with a unique sound texture. The Yamim Nora’im, Days of Awe, are replete with their own melodic signatures and traditional melodies that evoke powerful sense memories and emotion. Join Cantor Wallach in exploring the historic Ashkenazi chant patterns of the High Holy Days, as well as melodies and songs that are commonly heard at this time of year. We will sing together or individually as online gathering allows, and share samples of this beautiful, inspiring music.

Young Family Holiday Boxes
Order by August 30

We’re delighted to offer craft boxes to enhance the holiday experience for our families with young children. Each box will contain craft materials, recipes, a children’s book, educational materials to help teach children (or grandchildren) about the holidays, and more.

Challah for the Chagim
with Jaime Gerard
Thursday, August 27 • 7:00 p.m.
Mmmm, the smell of freshly baked bread…
In your own kitchen, join fellow TBE congregant Jaime Gerard in an online cooking class that will yield beautiful, fragrant challah for the holidays.

A Brisket Fit for the Holy Days
with Larry Osman
Thursday, September 3 • 7:00 p.m.
More cooking fun! TBE congregant Larry Osman (of local Schlumpia fame) will guide you in preparing a most delicious entree for your special holiday meals. What a disappointment that smell-a-vision hasn’t been created yet!

TBE Reads “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”
Tuesday, September 15 • 7:15 p.m.
“Just Mercy” is an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Selichot Services
With Temple Sholom and Temple Har Shalom
Saturday, September 12 • 7:30 p.m.

High Holy Day Challah Chibbuk
with the TBE Staff
Thursday, September 17 • 4:00–7:00 p.m.
It was a joy to see you in June for our first-ever drive-thru Challah Chibbuk (khee-buk means “hug”). Please come again just before Rosh Hashanah. We look forward to wishing you shanah tovah — just drive up to receive your holiday challah and tell us how you’re doing. We can hardly wait to see you!