The Jewish New Year 5774, called Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year), began at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Rabbi Natan Segal, who is also a cantor, counselor, artist and gifted multi-instrumentalist, comes from a lineage of over 10 generations of Jerusalem rabbis. He will lead the continuing celebrations with his daughter, Zoe, a talented dance teacher.
All are welcome to join these joyful gatherings of prayer, song, story, dance, gratitude and thanksgiving on Wednesday evening at a magnificent, private North Shore estate and Thursday morning, Sept. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at a Wailea Beach.
Rabbi Natan Segal will lead the Rosh Hashahah celebrations with his daughter, Zoe.
Then, the 10 days of "awe" commence for deep introspection, concluding with the solemn and prayerful Yom Kippur, a day of atonement (at-one-ment), which will be observed on Friday evening, Sept. 13, in Ha'iku and continue on Saturday, Sept. 14, at a Makena Beach Park.
The theme is forgiveness, devotion and turning away from darkness towards the light. This is similar to Hawaiian ho'oponopono, the ancient practice of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.
The holy day will end with a celebration.
These services are open to all, regardless of faith or religion.
A suggested donation for each evening service will be most appreciated.
For more information and specific directions to these events, contact Bonnie Newman at (808) 283-0645 or BonnieNewman10@gmail.com.