Nowhere is our dedication to the contemplative path more manifest than during Metivta's High Holy Days services. Each year, we strive as a community to create a sacred space in which each participant can find his or her own path to God and t'shuvah. With the traditional liturgy as a framework, we use prayer, chant, meditation, teaching, and zhikr—a symphony of chant, breath, and movement—to guide and carry us upward on our ten-day journey from repentance to forgiveness and return to God.
Maggid Paul Wolff presents "The River of Life," filmed during
Metivta's Yom Kippur 5773 service on September 26, 2012
Each year is a unique blend of contemplative practice and traditional prayer, all rooted in the depth of our ancient tradition. Services are led by Rabbis, lay leaders, and teachers from all walks of contemplative Jewish life. Last year, we were joined by Rabbi Andrew Hahn, who helped us begin on Erev Rosh Hashanah with an evening of Hebrew Kirtan that helped us to usher in the new year with a renewed sense of hope and inner peace.
Rosh Hashanah begins this year on the evening of Wednesday, September 4th.