Har Sinai Selichot Film Screening, Discussion and Service

Har Sinai Congregation will prepare for the High Holy Days season Saturday, Aug. 31, with a screening of the film “Get Low” and discussion at 8 p.m. followed by a Selichot service at 10 p.m. Rabbi Benjamin Sharff will lead the film screening, discussion and service at the synagogue at 2905 Walnut Ave. in Owings Mills.

“Get Low,” starring Academy Award-winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek and Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray, combines legend and reality in a story about a 1930s Tennessee hermit who throws his own funeral party. The film looks at making mistakes, regret, guilt and forgiveness.

Selichot traditionally takes place the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah and consists of a series of penitential Jewish prayers. The film screening, discussion and service as well as desserts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the synagogue office at 410-654-9393.

Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, Md., is the oldest continuously Reform congregation in the United States. The Congregation consists of 400 families and offers Religious School, family programming, youth activities, adult education and social action activities among other congregational life opportunities. Rabbi Benjamin Sharff and Cantor Robert Gerber combine Reform Jewish traditions with innovative worship and learning experiences. Har Sinai Congregation welcomes people of all Jewish beliefs as well as interfaith families. (www.harsinai-md.org)