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Boot Camp 5781/2020 High Holiday Prep

Sunday, August 9, 2020 19 Av 5780

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMZoom, RSVP required to

Based on the book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew; introducing a module for self-guided, study-buddy and Zoom sessions to tether us to the Jewish journey from Tisha B'Av to Sukkot. Rabbi Lew’s beloved and approachable book acts as our guide with insight, lore, history, intelligence, and above all, heart.

As we anticipate this wholly unprecedented holy season, Rabbi Alan Lew’s book is subtitled, The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation, and if there was ever a year that we all need some support, 2020/5781 is it.

Guided by Joyce Schachter, join in discussions based on the book, which spans the summer and early fall holiday cycle (July-Oct). The book will be available for purchase for $15.95 at Octopus Books at Bank and Third in the Glebe.

Sessions will take place via Zoom Sunday mornings from 10am-11:30 am:

Session #1 - Aug 9 - Chapters 1-5     
A Map of the Journey; Teshuvah; Tisha B’Av; Elul; Selihot

Session #2 - Sep 13 - Chapters 6-Epilogue      
Rosh Hashanah; The Ten Days of Teshuvah; Kol Nidre; Yom Kippur; Neilah; Sukkot

Please note that we unfortunately must cancel our Sep 13 meeting.

You can participate by enjoying a wonderful read of the book, reading and journaling the self-guided module on your own, sharing the module with a study-buddy, and/or attending Zoom meetings. For those interested in attending Zoom discussions please RSVP to and include your name and Zoom ID/email address.

The self-study/study-buddy module can be downloaded here.


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