Introduction: One of the names for ראש השנה is “יום הזכרון”- the day of remembrance and the theme of memory is found throughout our תפילות. In the ברכה of זכרונות we talk about ה’ as the one who remembers and knows everything but, at the same time, chooses to “remember” and focus on certain people by showing them mercy and goodness.
Individual Avodah (students are highly encouraged to write)
As we enter the new year…
Discussion in chavrutot of 2 or 3
Share something from your personal reflection with your chavruta. After listening, the chavrusa should:
And one of the following:
Switch roles and do the same thing again in the opposite direction.
Choose one (or two) word that rise to the top as being most important to you. Share the word with the group (without explanation). [Bonus: after each word, the entire group can respond by repeating the word back to the person together.]