High Holy Day Services 5777 with Rabbi Fisdel
Experience the Sanctity of Spiritual Engagement with the Divine
“ Aligning with Life and Life Purpose“
Understanding the ultimate reality that the essence of our life is predicated on our life purpose is key to being able to live out our lifetime in peace and provide us with a poignant sense of fulfillment and joy. Life purpose is the pervasive sense of who we are in this particular existence and what we have chosen to do this time around for our own spiritual development and what God has asked us to achieve in the world this time around. It is our raison d’etre, our reason for being in the world at this time and place.
The true purpose of life is to creatively express the uniqueness of our souls in the greater context of the human experience. There is a divine imperative to be manifested in
the course of our lives for our own benefit as well as for the development of humanity, as the community of souls put here to elevate the consciousness of earth. We as a race are not only the guardians of creation, we are meant to be the spiritual mentors of the planet and contribute to the raising of earthly consciousness through our own spiritual evolution.
If we live our lives in direct alignment with our own being, our lives and purpose are one.
Our life purpose is not a singular event. It is a divine constant that underlies and guides the entire course of our existence as we navigate the vicissitudes and the triumphs of our lifetime. Life purpose is not something that we have to find and define, but rather something that sustains our entire experience of life. Life purpose is not a Holy Grail to be sought, but a dynamic, foundational light within the soul to be synchronized with, consciously or subliminally. That is the quest we shall be on. It is the theme and direction of this High Holy Day season.
Our High Holiday services will be comprised of roughly equal components of prayer (traditional and original liturgy, focused meditations, contemplation and chanting) and study (teachings, discussion, Q & A, drashot and stories).
I invite all of you to join me during this sacred season on a powerful journey of Self-exploration and inner alignment with the power of your own being.
Our Services will be held at the La Quinta Inn, 920 University Ave. Berkeley, CA.
High Holy Day Services
Evening of Oct. 2, 2016; 7 to 9 pm
Morning of Oct. 3, 2016; 10 am to 1 pm
Tashlikh: Oct. 3, 2016; 2 pm at the Emeryville pier
Evening of Oct. 11, 2016; 7 to 9 pm
Morning of Oct. 12, 2016; 10 am to 1 pm
Yizkor; 2 pm
Study Session and Discussion; 3 pm
Afternoon and Concluding Service; 5 to 6:30 pm
I sincerely look forward to spending a transformative High Holy Days with you.
Rabbi Fisdel 510-558-6870 email@example.com
Registration Form High Holy Days 5777
“ Aligning with Life and Life Purpose“
Rabbi Steven Fisdel
Place: LaQuinta Inn, 920 University Ave. Berkeley, CA.
Rosh HaShanah: October 2 – 3, 2016
Yom Kippur: October 11 – 12, 2016
Cost per Person:
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur: $250.
Couples: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur: $425.
Rosh HaShanah Only: $125.
Yom Kippur Only: $175.
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