Asking For and Giving Forgiveness

Rabbi Hannah Estrin
Rabbi Hannah Estrin

Join Rabbi Estrin for a four-week workshop series as we discuss themes intricately tied to the month of Elul. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare yourself for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur through the Jewish lens of forgiveness. Guided by Rabbi Estrin, you’ll explore the nature of forgiveness in Judaism through discussion, videos and journaling. You’ll learn techniques to help you overcome the reluctance and awkwardness that can sometimes happen when we seek or give forgiveness. And since this workshop is about you and how you relate to God and others, there is no pressure to share – it’s all private.
For some people, the one hour class is enough, while for others, an hour is too short. If you’re in the latter group, you’ll have the opportunity to take home an optional homework (שיעורי בית – shi’ure’i bayit) assignment.

We will delve into ourselves with honesty, preparing to do the work of giving and receiving forgiveness. Our goal is that this process will allow us to stand with open hearts at the heavenly gates.

Featured session topics in the series include

  • Between Us and Others – Asking Forgiveness
    How do you ask for forgiveness?
  • Between Us and Others – Forgiving and Letting Go
    What does it mean to forgive someone?
  • Between Us and God – Forgiving Ourselves
    We all mess up now and again. What can we learn to avoid making the same mistakes over and over?
  • Forgiveness in the High Holiday Liturgy
    We’ll take a fresh new look at some of the time-honored readings that we hear during High Holidays services. If you’ve ever had the nagging feeling that High Holiday services are occasionally repetitive, do yourself a favor and sign up for this session.

-> Please Note : be sure to bring a pen and journal (or something to write on) <-

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