pomegranate to represent Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe Resource Guide and the month of Elul.

The Jewish month of Elul, which began this year on Saturday night, Aug. 11, is a special time on the Jewish calendar. These four weeks leading up to the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday night, Sept. 9) are an opportunity for introspection, self-assessment, study and prayer, all geared to repairing relationships with each other and with God.

Each year, Congregation Beth Ahm offers an array of resources for self-directed Jewish learning. Beth Ahm’s Days of Awe Resource Guide for 5779/2018 can be found at www.cbahm.org. Printed copies can be picked up at the synagogue during the week on the Days of Awe Resource Table in the upper-level hallway, near the chapel where daily minyan services are held, and on Shabbat morning in the shul foyer just outside the main sanctuary.

The Days of Awe Resource Guide includes materials and links to online learning portals. These materials are intended to provide congregants and learners throughout the community with resources to help them infuse the month of Elul with meaningful reflection and inspiration.

Beth Ahm is located at 5075 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.

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