In Jewish tradition, counting the Omer is about marking time between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Presently, we find ourselves in a place of uncertainty and a place where what it means to connect with time and with each other simply looks different. Counting the Omer offers us an opportunity to stay present and grounded.
During this time of counting the Omer, we also explore the seven spiritual characteristics identified in Jewish mysticism: loving kindness, strength, compassion, endurance, humility, connectivity and dignity. We invite you to be part of our community time capsule by sharing a note, video, voice message or photo in the form below, reflecting on one of the seven qualities. We will build this time capsule with the hope to open in a year’s time and explore as a community how our perspective has shifted and grown.