Sign In Forgot Password


The Saturday evening prior to Rosh Hashanah (or two Saturday evenings before if Rosh Hashanah begins on a Monday) is the time to officially welcome the High Holiday season.  We do so through communal study and the recitation of penitential prayers (known as selichot). 

This year, Selichot falls on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Please join us at 7:00 p.m.
either in-person (if fully vaccinated) at Curt’s Café 
(1766 Second St, Highland Park)
OR via Zoom (see link below).

Please join Rabbi Elder in welcoming Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, Executive Director of A Just Harvest, as the two of them engage in a lively exchange of ideas on the role of repentance in our lives today as seen through the lens of each of their traditions. Where do Christian and Jewish views of repentance intersect? Where do they diverge? What does each tradition say about communal transgression and collective responsibility? For what, exactly, should we repent? 

After schmoozing/snacking and Havdallah, we will proceed with our discussion, and conclude with a short Selichot service during which we will hear the shofar blast for the first time this year.

Reverend Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks has served as Executive Director of A Just Harvest since October, 2002. An ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, she is a resident of Chicago and enjoys yoga, writing, dance, and her grandkids. Rev. Pagán-Banks also serves as an Adjunct Professor with McCormick Theological Seminary and Garrett Theological Seminary and is a joyful contributor of Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 826 5218 9609
To Dial-In (no video): 312-626-6799


We hope to see you there.

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783