August 24, 2020 | 4 Elul 5780
Day 5
It’s Day 5 of #30DaysOfLearning. Today, OKC Member and Guiness World Record Holder for the Largest Collection of Graph Paper (really!) Rachel Braun wrestles with the blessing “Yotzeir Or” and how to bring light into a time that feels so full of darkness.
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Up next: OKC Past President Chuck Fax discusses why the Avodah service--you know, the part about the animal sacrifices--is his fave. Be prepared to get a little choked up, because it comes with a dose of nostalgia, too.

OKCer and regular downstairs chazzan Neal Meiselman is offering three classes this year on different aspects of the high holiday liturgy. Join the first class on August 26 to discuss the musical themes of one particular piyyut and how the composer captured a bit of history in his score. 

Break out your light sticks, this year, you can take part in Ne’ila, the last service of the Yom Kippur holiday, in one of two ways: watch our livestream or register to join us in person on the patio. We can’t promise a parade of kids, but we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be hungry. :)
Let’s discover our connection points to one another! We will ask you to share fun facts about yourself, offer personal reflections, and engage in interesting conversation points. For each of these thirty days, we will introduce one new topic a day. Today’s topic:

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Explore the ways to use light and darkness to create a whole puppet show! Learn how to make your own shadow puppets and then figure out what holiday shadows you can create. Can you make a pomegranate? How about a shofar? Show us what you’ve created and send a puppet show holiday greeting from your family to the OKC community. Send your pics or video to and we’ll post it!

Want to be part of the fun? Send videos and content related to the High Holy Days and watch our community get even closer… a little social distance can’t keep OKC members apart! 

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