Vidui Project

  • June 04, 2018
  • September 05, 2018
  • 3 sessions
  • June 04, 2018, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
  • August 06, 2018, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
  • September 05, 2018, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
  • Shir Tikvah

The Vidui is the High Holy Day Confessional liturgy when the community publicly and collectively admits our mistakes. We apologize for our wrong doing, for missing the mark, for causing pain and harm to ourselves, our loved ones, our community, our world. The first step to tikkun—to repairing the brokenness inside us and around us—is to admit we have done wrong. It is a gorgeous, stunning, soul searing piece of liturgy! However, the language in the Machzor (prayerbook) can feel distant and impersonal. Instead of calling us to conscience, sometimes, it dulls our senses. How we we remedy this & bring to life the deep impact of the Vidui? We are inviting congregants to explore the history and meaning of the Vidui and then to collectively write a Vidui that speaks to us—that is relevant, aching, impactful, challenging, inspiring, and demanding. And then, we’ll join together and share it with the congregation during this year’s Yom Kippur services. Who is invited? Writers, poets, spoken word artists, theologians, liturgists—anyone and everyone who wants to sink into the meaning of this liturgy and help us bring it to life during this year’s High Holy Days. Please RSVP

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