What Are 40 Days & 40 Nights?
Words of Wisdom
"Our Sages were brilliant. They understood what modern science is just learning: that it takes at least a month to change habits, to create a new routine, to create new patterns. Our rabbis gave us the entire month of Elul to do the hard work of changing. They gave us tools, such as tefilah, tzedakah, and teshuvah so that we can stand before God on the Day of Judgment. This year, we may not all be together for the High Holy Days, but the entire Jewish community of Miami-Dade is coming together to offer 40 days and nights of opportunity to grow our souls."
Make an opening for repentance no bigger than the point of a needle, and it will widen into openings through which wagons and carriages can pass.
Shir HaShirim Rabbah 5:3
"There are forty days between the start of Elul and erev Yom Kippur. That's forty days to deepen our connection with ourselves (teshuva); forty days to deepen our connection with God (tefillah); and forty days to deepen our connection with our fellow human beings (tzedakah). Let's get to it."
Sponsored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Federation/Synagogue Relations Committee with support from Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, BASE MIAMI and area agencies, day schools and synagogues.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is proud to partner with the following organizations. Together we represent the broad and beautiful spectrum of Miami’s diverse Jewish voices.
- Ahavat Olam
- Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
- Base Miami
- Beit David Highland Lakes Shul
- Bet Shira
- Beth David Congregation
- Beth Or
- Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
- CAJE Melton and More
- El Centro de Estudios Judíos - Torat Emet
- Jewish Recovery Network
- Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance
- Miami-Yerucham Partnership and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
- Mishkan Miami, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
- PJ Library
- Rok Family Shul
- Temple Beth Am
- Temple Beth Sholom
- Temple Judea
- Temple Sinai of North Dade
- University of Miami Hillel
- Women’s Philanthropy