Temple Beth Shalom
Elul Mitzvah Challenge
Last week, in its weekly web update, The URJ posted this article about the Elul Mitzvah Challenge:
This excerpt focuses on the challenge itself:
More recently, we have seen the viral video challenge used in a positive way through the . People have been challenged to pour a bucket of ice water over their head or donate $100 to the ALS Association. While there have been many articles written about the positives and negatives of this campaign, one thing is clear: It has led to a significant rise in the amount of money raised for ALS research.
Now it is time for us to bring this into a Jewish context so that one can really lead to another. Traditionally, the month of Elul is a time when we prepare ourselves for the impending . It is a time for spiritual reflection and an opportunity to get our “accounts” in order before we stand before God in judgment between