Reflection on Rosh Hashanah

Dear friend,
 
Saturday was a much needed moment of community. Together, we ushered in 5781 with hope, grief, reflection, despair, joy, and resilience.
 
I am struck by how intimate and communal our Boston Workers Circle services can feel even over Zoom - from watching tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg roll in over the chat, to A Besere Velt Chorus mastering the art of online harmonizing, to the sounding of a shofar from a family living room, and Nellie's powerful d'var.
 
After many behind-the-scenes staff and Ritual Committee hours prepping the content for a virtual Rosh Hashanah, I can say that experiencing the text and videos together with you is what truly brings them to life.
 
And we had a larger community for Rosh Hashanah than ever before. Unrestrained by physical space, we had almost 400 devices, and over 900 people joining in from their homes. 
 
To respect the privacy of the hundreds of participants on the live call, we are making the full recording of the service only available to who registered. For a copy of the recording and to join us for Yom Kippur, please register here.
 
 
I look forward to seeing you again for Yom Kippur. Our registration is still open here if you have friends and family who you would like to invite. Until then, I invite you to explore member-created Days of Awe resources and events.
 
Wishing you a Leshone Toyve, Anyada Buena, Dulse i Alegre, L'Shanah Tovah, and a healthy and sweet New Year,
 
 
Madeleine Jackman
Communications Manager
 
P.S. If you attended Rosh Hashanah services with us, thank you! An email was sent on Sunday with the recording to the email address that was used to register for services.
Day 2: Tashlikh
"This time of year we are invited to ask ourselves: What are we casting away this year? What must we release in order to stand more fully aligned with our values and our visions?" Click the button below for the rest of today's reflection...
These offerings were designed by BWC members to support personal and communal reflection during the ten Days of Awe, either on your own with family and friends, or on Zoom with the greater Boston Workers Circle community.
 
The reflection prompts for each day are designed to be customized. They can easily be tailored for kids and families, for writing, for drawing, for sharing. View our full Days of Awe Calendar to explore the resources and events to inspire you each day.
 
Please note: Yiddish Sing, Time for Reflection Shabes, and Yizkor all require free pre-registration on Zoom to attend. Learn more: circleboston.org/days-awe.
 
To receive a daily email with these resources and inspiration sent straight to your inbox during the Days of Awe, sign-up here.
New BWC Mutual Aid Network
Mutual aid is part of the long history of our organization, born out of our immigrant ancestors' need to support each other in their new lives in America. Decades of caring and fighting for each other have prepared us well and inspired us to create this new way of organizing ourselves to help each other. 
 
 
Our Mutual Aid Care Team will be calling members this week to spread the word about this resource! Email swerbe45@gmail.com to join this Days of Awe Phone-AWE-Thon.
 
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