August 19th, 2004 (Elul 2nd)
(offered at three different services)
8644 West Pico Blvd
310-652-1533 & 310-550-6377
The month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Tradition teaches that the month of Elul is a particularly propitious time for repentance.
This mood of repentance builds through the month of Elul to the period of Selichot, to Rosh Hashanah, and finally to Yom Kippur.
Elul is also a time to begin the process of asking forgiveness for wrongs done to other people.
As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent.
Prayers for forgiveness called Selichot are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Selichot are recited in the early morning, before normal daily Shaharit service. They add about 45 minutes to the regular daily service.