Selichot Program & Service
September 1 @ 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm
8:45 – Havdallah
8:50 – Program: Facing our own Mortality – Using this as a springboard to help us build and support lives of meaning. Led by CBS member Dr. Julie Kohl, who has training in both palliative care and spirituality.
10:15 – Dessert
10:30 – Klezmer Selichot led by Carl Sayres
About the program:
Yom Kippur can be seen as a rehearsal for death. The liturgy and the customs combine to make us acutely aware of our mortality. This can be a valuable exercise, to consider what really matters, to make intentional decisions about how to live well in the face of impermanence.
Additionally, it is an opportunity to consider our values about end of life care, in order to communicate with our families and medical providers, before we face making critical decisions in a crisis situation. This program will provide a safe space to explore these issues.
Julie Kohl, MD, recently completed the Palliative Care Certificate Program at University of Washington, as well as Kivvun, an 18 month cohort program through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She has volunteered with Kline Gallen Hospice. Both her father and mother-in-law have died in the past 6 months.
About Klezmer Selichot:
The Selichot service starts the process of opening our hearts for the Yamim Noraim, awakening our thoughts of forgiveness and T’shuva, and preparing us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Music is such a powerful tool for chiseling away at the walls that keep us from T’shuva. This year’s Selichot service will be filled with music, both new and old, accompanied by Klezmer musicians. Please join us for a very special Selichot service filled with singing and the sounds of Klezmer music.