Selichot Program

Saturday, September 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 995 5079 4591
Password: Shofar

“Selichot” means “forgiveness,” an important theme for the High Holy Days. The Selichot Service begins our High Holy Days season. It prepares us to atone during the Holy Days ahead.

Our rabbis will be joined by Dr. Molly Howes, a clinical psychologist with more than three decades of experience, and author of the book, “A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right.” After Dr. Howes speaks about her research and book, we’ll compare her approach to that of the Rabbis, including plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.

The Selichot program will be followed by our Selichot Service. Our Torah covers will be changed to white as we prepare our sanctuary and ourselves for the High Holy Days.

8 PM Selichot Service Livestream:


Molly Howes, PhD, is a Harvard-trained clinical psychologist and an award-winning writer. Following a Clinical Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, she completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. She has participated in research projects studying the interpersonal effects of depression, the impact of a parent’s cancer on the child, and the incidence and prevalence of mental health disorders in primary care practices and in international populations.

Her creative nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times’s Modern Love column, NPR’s Morning Edition, and literary journals, and has been listed as Notable in Best American Essays. She’s also a grateful recipient of fellowships at artists’ residencies, including at MacDowell.

Dr. Howes grew up in St. Petersburg and has lived in the Boston area for forty years. She maintains an independent psychotherapy practice in which she treats couples, as well as individual patients of all ages.