Rosh Hodesh Elul
Posted on 08/17/2012 @ 01:37 PM
Who is ready for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? This weekend is Rosh Chodesh Elul, the beginning of the month of Elul. In many ways, Elul serves as a month dedicated to preparing ourselves for the Jewish holidays and the year ahead.
During Elul, the shofar is sounded during weekday services in some communities. The shofar blast can be seen as a wakeup call. In this case, the call is “Rosh Hashanah and the holidays are coming! Get ready!”
So much of what we do in BBYO is preparing and planning. You create programming calendars and prepare for programs and conventions, you work with teen leaders on your regional visions and goals, and you spent significant time on regional plans. BBYO’s international and regional teen leaders will spend this Shabbat at August Execs (#azabbgexecs) preparing for the coming year.
This Shabbat Message was written by Ira Dounn, Northeast Director of Jewish Enrichment