Teshuva literally means "return." When we "do Teshuva," we examine our ways, identify those areas where we are losing ground, and "return" to our own previous state of spiritual attentiveness. And in the process, we "return" to our connection with the Almighty as well.
The process of teshuva involves the following four steps:
Step 1 - Regret. Realize the extent of the damage and feel sincere regret.
Step 2 - Cessation. Immediately stop the harmful action.
Step 3 - Confession. Articulate the mistake and ask for forgiveness.
Step 4 - Resolution. Make a firm commitment not to repeat it in the future.
To that end, at all worship services on the weekend of November 19-20, 2016 our service will include Teshuva once again.