This year Selichot will be at St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS) on Motza’ei Shabbat 24th September at 9pm -11pm and organised by Chazan Jaclyn Chernett. Click on this link for more details SELICHOT Masorti Alliance 2016.doc (003) SAMS’s address is 9 The Dencora Centre, Campfield Road, St Albans AL1 5HN.
Please contact Jonathan Fenster via the shul office, for more details and if you would like to join the singing group.
In the Ashkenazi tradition, special Selichot (prayers of repentance) are said several days before Rosh Hashanah and it is customary to have a service at midnight after the preceding Shabbat. It is an inspiring preparation for the High Holydays. Many shuls have large choral events but the Masorti one is smaller and encourages participation. The music is evocative, lyrical and designed for everyone to join in. The service introduces some of the familiar melodies used during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.