As we reimagine New Year’s traditions during this most unusual season, we invite you to come to hear the sound of the shofar from your car at our “CAV Drive-in.”
Please join us on Sunday, September 20 at 2 p.m., the second day of Rosh Hashanah, in the Temple’s parking lot to hear the blast of the ram’s horn and fulfill the biblical commandment.
Experience the shofar service in a new way – perhaps imagining the echoes heard on Mount Sinai or at the Temple in Jerusalem. As the sounds of tekiah, shevarim, truah, and tekia gedolah fill the air, enjoy the spirit of Jewish community from a new vantage point (while socially distant) and reflect on the year ahead.
Rabbi Meir will offer insights on the symbolism of the shofar, described by some as both earthly and Divine.
Following the shofar service, Rabbi Meir will focus on the meaning and traditions of Tashlich. The Hebrew word tashlich literally means "You shall cast away."
In the book of Micah (7:18-20) we find the verse: "And you shall cast (tashlich) into the depths of the sea all their sins." Traditionally, Jewish communities throughout the world have taken Micah's words to heart by gathering on Rosh Hashanah and symbolically casting away their sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a lake, stream or ocean. However, due to health precautions, we will not go as a group this year to the water.
Learn more about Tashlich.