A traditional prelude to the High Holidays, Selichot is part of the season of turning, a transition which calls for focus and readiness. The evening begins with a final Shabbat meal at 6:30 p.m. This meal serves as the congregation’s official welcome to all who have affiliated in the previous calendar year. We will also offer special tribute to those who volunteer their time to our community throughout the year. The evening will culminate with a short, beautiful service which introduces the motifs of the High Holidays and sets the musical mood of the liturgy. It is punctuated by the blowing of the shofar by a large group of volunteer shofar blowers.