High Holy Days 5781/2020

Each year the Pardes Hannah community selects a theme to guide us through the Days of Awe. Community members reflect on this theme, and at various points during the services, share some way its key concepts have resonated in our lives. In addition to the traditional themes of turning and renewal, this year’s theme is “Stand Where You Are and Serve with Love.”

There are times when you are not at prayer, but nevertheless
can feel close to God. Your mind can ascend above the heavens.
And there are also times, in the very midst of prayer, when you
find yourself unable to ascend. At such times, stand where you
are and serve with love.

from a Hasidic teaching (Tzava’at ha-RiVaSH)