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It’s Elul – The High Holy Days Are Calling You

August 19, 2020 - September 19, 2020

The High Holy Days Are Calling You

As we enter the month of Elul, plans for our first ever Virtual High Holy Days are well under way.  While we would prefer to gather in person for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, much planning has gone into creating a meaningful virtual experience and we are excited to share more information on our diverse array of High Holy Day services and learning opportunities soon!

This year, we are turning to you to enrich our High Holy Days. Use your camera, use your voice, use your breath, use your pen, use your creativity to help us connect to each other and to Jewish tradition. Participate in one or all of these unique opportunities! Here is how:


Let’s Sing

Since we can’t sing together in person, and we definitely can’t sing together on Zoom, through the magic of sound editing, we can still sing as a congregation. We invite you to join with others in creating Beth El’s first virtual music video, Hayom, that will be released for the High Holidays. 

You’ll record yourself, and we’ll do the rest. It’s that easy! You don’t need to be a professional singer. Just bring your spirit and joy and be a part of the congregation! 

Find complete instructions, music and lyrics to this well-known High Holiday song HERE. 

Questions? Contact Cantor Abrams at aabrams@bethelsynagogue.org


Shofar From Afar

The central mitzvah of Rosh Hashana is the shofar.

We’d like to know what it means to you this year! Submit a video of yourself or a family member/friend blowing shofar and share a reflection. We will post it on our High Holiday platform to share with the congregation.

More information HERE.   Questions? Contact Rabbi Davis at  adavis@bethelsynagogue.org



Pen Your Own Prayer

The machzor is full of prayers- that someone else wrote, that someone else prayed. What do you pray for this year? Write a poem or a prayer that captures the longings of your heart, your hopes for our world.

Submit it  to lrappaport@bethelsynagogue.org and we will share it with the congregation.




Visual Prayer

Prayers paint pictures in our mind and heart. That is particularly true of High Holiday prayers rich in poetry and imagery. We want to know what you see when you read through Avinu Malkeinu – people, places, events? 

Snap a picture of something that reminds you of this prayer or what this prayer represents.

Submit to lrappaport@bethelsynagogue.org and we will share it with the congregation.

More information HERE


August 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
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Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416 United States


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