Our tradition invites us to find our own voices in our texts and to contemplate the complex realm of forgiveness in our daily lives and especially at this time of year. As a prelude to the High Holidays, we will come together to explore, listen, and find meaning in some of the voices in the Torah as we seek to add our own voices to the chain. No previous experience necessary!
- 8:00 p.m. – Nosh, Havdalah, and Program with Anita Silvert, "Preparing for the Holidays: Exploring the Voices of Forgiveness"
- 10:00 p.m. – Selichot service led by Rabbi David Minkus and Cantor Rachel Rosenberg
Anita Silvert is the Director of Enrollment for Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. Prior to that, she was the national Director of Outreach for an adult Jewish Learning initiative called Chai Mitzvah, and was an Adult Jewish Educator in the Pritzker Center for Jewish Education at the Chicago JCC. She has taught for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, and Solomon Schechter Day School. Anita was a founding volunteer for Limmud Chicago, and has taught at Limmuds all over, including England, Colorado, New Orleans, and Chicago. Blending her passions for theater and Jewish living, she is certified in Bibliodrama, a technique of Bible study that uses role-playing and improvisation to develop Biblical insight and commentary. Anita received her BA in Voice from University of Iowa, and her MA in Jewish Education from Spertus. A third generation Chicagoan, she now lives in Northbrook with her husband and whichever of their three adult children that happen by.