Elul begins at sundown August 30th, 2011 and ends sundown on September 29th, 2011.
Be sure to join us online at OneShul.org for Rosh Chodesh Services, at 7:30pm on August 30th, 2011.
Gad (גָּד), the patriarch and tribe associated with the month of Elul (אֱלוּל), is the seventh son of Jacob. Seven is a lucky number in many cultures, Judaism included, and not only is he the seventh son, but he also fathers seven sons. He is of the line of Leah, through Zilpah. Gad’s name means “good fortune,” and in Genesis 30:11 it says that “Leah said: ‘Fortune is come!’ And she called his name Gad.”