Temple Adat Elohim
You are here:Home > Worship > High Holy Days > S’lichot & Tashlich

S’lichot and Tashlich Programs

“And You will cast into the depths of the sea all their sins; You will show kindness to Yaakov and mercy to Avraham, as You did promise to our fathers of old."
-Book of Michah (Micah) 7:18-20

Havdallah & S’lichot Healing Service—A Sacred Time for All... - Saturday, September 30th, 7:30 PM - Social Hall


The High Holy Day season is quickly approaching and our tradition teaches us to prepare by taking time to reflect on the past year so that we when we enter the New Year having already opened up our hearts and souls to do the hard work of Teshuvah (repentance/ self-reflection). S’lichot (forgiveness) marks the beginning of the High Holy Days in the Jewish tradition.

Our S’lichot program will feature a panel discussion on “Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness in the Jewish, Christian and Moslem traditions”. Joining Rabbi Andrew Straus on the panel will be California Lutheran University professors, Colleen Windham-Hughes, Ph.D. and Rose Aslan, Ph.D.

Dr. Windham-Hughes teaches in two primary areas: Religion and Public Life and Practical Theology. She earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her M.Div., Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA. An ordained Deacon, Dr. Windham-Hughes is involved in faith formation across the lifespan in both Methodist and Lutheran contexts.

Dr. Aslan teaches courses on global religions, the Abrahamic traditions in comparative focus and Islam. She is an interfaith activist as well as a scholar of Islam and religious studies. She earned her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Religious Studies), her M.A. from the American University in Cairo (Arab and Islamic Civilizations) and her B.A. from University of British Columbia (Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Dr. Aslan lived and studied in Egypt for five years and has also lived in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Armenia and has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. She is fluent in Arabic and can get by in Persian and French.

Following the study session everyone is invited to join us for our annual service of repentance and healing lead by Rabbi Straus, Cantor David Shukiar and featuring our TAE Chorale and Band of Milk and Honey. Light refreshments will be provided.

The community is welcome to this free program. Temple Adat Elohim is located at 2420 East Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.

Temple Adat Elohim, the Reform Congregation of the Conejo Valley, is celebrating its 50 th anniversary as a welcoming and fulfilling Jewish community, embracing those who seek spirituality, knowledge, and a desire to heal the world.

“Tashlich” service is the symbolic casting of sins into the water and is to be held on 5:00PM on September 31st at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Dr., Oak Park.

The TAE community invites you to join us, along with Jewish communities around the globe, in this generations old ritual where we gather as a community on the First Day of Rosh Hashanah at bodies of water and recite the Tashlich Prayer, which consists of selected chapters of Tehillim (Psalms) and the verses shown above, to symbolize our wish to get rid of our sins, and to be forgiven by God.

(Your shopping cart is empty)