We may not be able to gather in person this High Holiday season, so we have gathered leaders from throughout our Greater Portland Jewish community to bring you some daily inspiration for the month of Elul. Check back for new videos throughout the month.
Tune in each day of Elul (except for Shabbat) to find new inspirational videos on this page.
We love these words of wisdom on the meaning of prayer from Rabbi Wilhelm!
Why is Elul such a special time of year? Rabbi Kalter has a great answer!
Thanks to our friend Dorice Horenstein for inviting us to reflect on our values this month!
Thank you Rabbi Brodkin for sharing your wisdom on fear and hope in Elul!
Rabissa Eve Levy has the perfect metaphor for adding goodness into our lives during Elul!
Rabbi Posen reminds us that loving ourselves is the best way to enter into the High Holy Days!
Portland State University Professor Natan Meir shares an incredible Elul history lesson!
Miss Amelie at CSP shares an original song and tells us what being a mensch is all about!
Rabbi Meir hits us with the truth - you can't fix the world until you fix yourself!
Thank you Linda Cohen for sharing this powerful essay with us!
Rabbi Bialo discusses the ultimate destination of Judaism and the guidance that Elul can bring us.
Rabbi Cohen talk to us about how COVID-19 has changed what the holidays mean this year.
There's no better way to start off Elul than with the BC Camp staff welcoming in Shabbat!
We're lucky to start our work week off with these kind words from our chair, Lauren Goldstein!
We feel the Elul love from our Eastside community!
An Elul melody from Ilene Safyan as we welcome in Shabbat? Lucky us!
What a great poem from Cedar Sinai Park CEO Kimberly Fuson!
Steve Albert shares about the joy of launching a new school year during the month of Elul!
We're so grateful for this beautiful Elul song from our friend Kim Schneiderman!
Welcome to the 18th day of Elul! Rabbi Wilhelm shares why this day is particularly meaningful.
Thank you Meira Spivak for reminding us about reconnecting to our Judaism during this sacred time!
Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm shares a special tune asking for mercy during this sacred time
Rabbi Joseph graces us with a poem about cycles and finding ourselves.
A midweek song is exactly what we needed! Thank you Rabbi Laner!
Miss Sonia from Cedar Sinai Park helps us bring the month to a close with her wise perspective.