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Days of Awe: Understanding the Jewish High Holy Days
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Forest Hills of D.C.
4901 Connecticut Ave NW
Lectures, Tours, Seminars
Transportation is not provided to this event. Contact the Village if you would like help coordinating a travel group. Free parking is provided on a space available basis.
Venue is ADA compliant.
Northwest Neighbors Village invites fellow D.C. Villages to join this informative program to learn about the Jewish High Holy Days. In Judaism, the Days of Awe are the 10 days from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah to the end of Yom Kippur. This important period, which always occurs in the autumn, is devoted to introspection, repentance, and atonement for sin.
According to Jewish tradition, it is during the Days of Awe that God decides on each person's fate in the next year. This program is designed for people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Presented by Rabbi Eliana Fischel.
Rabbi Eliana Fischel is an Assistant Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation. In addition to officiating services and life-cycle events, Rabbi Fischel also works closely with the WHC Couples Club, 2239, and the Women of WHC.
Rabbi Fischel was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2018. While studying at HUC-JIR, she was the rabbinic intern for Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. Rabbi Fischel graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Connecticut College in 2011, where she earned degrees in Psychology and Dance, and a Certificate in Public Policy and Community Action.
A native of Scarsdale, New York, Rabbi Fischel spent her summers at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Eisner Camp. In her free time, you can find Rabbi Fischel practicing yoga, rock climbing with her husband, Rabbi Eric Abbott, skiing, and cooking. She especially loves to knead challah.