Saturday, September 12, 2020
Selichot, which translates as “forgiveness”, is observed on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. Services held at CBI prepare us to think about our behavior from the past year and about any wrongdoings we may have committed that need remedying. The Selichot prayers are designed to help us focus on the process of teshuvah (repentance), whose process begins the month before the High Holidays (the month of Elul). The poetic prayers are about asking God to forgive us on both a personal and a communal level.