Monday, September 254:00pm to 5:15pm
4745 17th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105
Join us in preparing for the High Holidays by reading This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew. Each book club meeting will stand alone - attend just one, or join us for all of them! This session will take place during the afternoon break between Hillel UW/Jconnect Yom Kippur programming.
A classic book about the Jewish calendar, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared outlines an idea of the Days of Awe (the period preceding Rosh Hashanah up to Yom Kippur) as one continuous emotional arc, giving us tools for experiencing the holidays this period encompasses as a single spiritual journey rather than disconnected individual days. Beginning with Tisha B'Av, the book walks chronologically through the High Holidays - the preparatory month of Elul, Slichot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot - giving readers tools to engage in the deep spiritual work of this period.
During this meeting, we will discuss through Chapter 10. If you didn't join us for our earlier meetings, no worries! Just read through Chapter 10 and join us for a conversation about the text.