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Sat, Sept 21, 7 pm, Selichot Program at Broadway UMC

Stop. Pause. Reflect.

An invitation to look inside.

Selichot is a night of soul-searching and introspection. Selichot is a Hebrew word meaning "forgiveness." It refers to communal prayers asking for Divine forgiveness recited beginning the Saturday night before Rosh HaShanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, and some recite them daily on the High Holydays between the New Year and Yom Kippur.

Join Makom Shalom for this unique, free event! We will screen the film, “A Serious Man," which asks questions about ethics, morality, the nature of evil, the relevance of Judaism. We’ll explore our answers.

A Serious Man was a 2009 Academy Award nominee for best picture. It’s a darkly comedic Coen Brothers’ film, often described as a Jewish Midwest-suburban version of the Book of Job. In addition ethical aspects of the film, on the lighter side, it shows what happens when a Bar Mitzvah boy smokes a joint before reading from the Torah.

This program is made possible through a generous grant from Aleph- Alliance for Jewish Renewal with support from the National Center to Encourage Judaism.