We're not in Poland; it's not the 15th century when the Chelm stories were first told. But sometimes we are all Chelmites.
We act foolishly. Our reasoning may be perfect, but our premises are all wrong. And even with good will, we make huge mistakes. We're fallible. What better preparation for Selichot than to ampathize with the charming fools of Chelm, and perhaps to find some compassion for our own missteps.
Join B'nai Shalom's Selichot Players--Carol and Jerry Golub, Jim Hargrove, Sherry and Jeff Kirschenbaum, Bernie Reger, Seth Saltzman, Anne and Al Spring, and Rabbi Robert Tobin in a cameo role--for a sparkling dramatic reading of the classic "Wise Men of Chelm," brought to your home on Zoom. Our traditional Selichot services will follow the performance.