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Selichot are Jewish poems and prayers of repentance, especially those said in the period leading up to the High Holy Days. Join us for a movie with the theme of forgiveness and repentance, followed by our Selichot Service. During the service, our Torah Covers will be changed to white in preparation for the high holidays.
3 Short Films and Discussion
Join us this year for a very special Selichot program beginning at 8 PM on September 21.
Selichot are Jewish poems and prayers of repentance, especially those said in the period leading up to the High Holidays.
This year we will be looking at and discussing three short films. The films and their subject matter are:
“Landlord” (Theme: Forgiveness) - Why would you want to forgive someone who has wronged you? Is there any benefit to forgiving? Is there a “right” time to forgive? And what does religion have to do with it? Come to think of it, does religion have anything to do with it?
“Judging Favorably” - Why does judging others negatively hurt us more than it hurts the person we judge? What information do we lose when we judge others negatively? What can we learn about our own faults from our negative judgments of another person?
“Pigeon” - Set during World War II and based on a true story, Pigeon recounts a rare and startling act of charity. It also shows how our actions are very important in our relationships with others, even if we do not think that they are.