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. 

Renew Through Elul

Tune in each day of Elul (except for Shabbat) to find new inspirational videos on this page.

Rabbi Motti Wilhelm

We love these words of wisdom on the meaning of prayer from Rabbi Wilhelm!

Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter

Why is Elul such a special time of year? Rabbi Kalter has a great answer!

Dorice Horenstein

Thanks to our friend Dorice Horenstein for inviting us to reflect on our values this month!

Rabbi Ken Brodkin

Thank you Rabbi Brodkin for sharing your wisdom on fear and hope in Elul!

Eve Levy

Rabissa Eve Levy has the perfect metaphor for adding goodness into our lives during Elul!

Rabbi Eve Posen

Rabbi Posen reminds us that loving ourselves is the best way to enter into the High Holy Days!

Natan Meir

Portland State University Professor Natan Meir shares an incredible Elul history lesson!

Amelie Diament Holmstrom

Miss Amelie at CSP shares an original song and tells us what being a mensch is all about!

Rabbi Meir Goldstein

Rabbi Meir hits us with the truth - you can't fix the world until you fix yourself!

Linda Cohen

Thank you Linda Cohen for sharing this powerful essay with us!

Rabbi Dov Bialo

Rabbi Bialo discusses the ultimate destination of Judaism and the guidance that Elul can bring us.

Rabbi Barry Cohen

Rabbi Cohen talk to us about how COVID-19 has changed what the holidays mean this year.

BB Camp

There's no better way to start off Elul than with the BC Camp staff welcoming in Shabbat!

Lauren Goldstein

We're lucky to start our work week off with these kind words from our chair, Lauren Goldstein!

Eastside Jewish Commons

We feel the Elul love from our Eastside community!

Ilene Safyan

An Elul melody from Ilene Safyan as we welcome in Shabbat? Lucky us!

Kimberly Fuson

What a great poem from Cedar Sinai Park CEO Kimberly Fuson!

Steve Albert

Steve Albert shares about the joy of launching a new school year during the month of Elul!

Kim Schneiderman

We're so grateful for this beautiful Elul song from our friend Kim Schneiderman!

Rabbi Schneur Wilhelm

Welcome to the 18th day of Elul! Rabbi Wilhelm shares why this day is particularly meaningful.

Meira Spivak

Thank you Meira Spivak for reminding us about reconnecting to our Judaism during this sacred time!

Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm

Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm shares a special tune asking for mercy during this sacred time

Rabbi Rachel Joseph

Rabbi Joseph graces us with a poem about cycles and finding ourselves.

Rabbi Hannah Laner

A midweek song is exactly what we needed! Thank you Rabbi Laner!

Sonia Lieberman

Miss Sonia from Cedar Sinai Park helps us bring the month to a close with her wise perspective.