Definitions for "Elul"
The sixth month of the Jewish year, by the sacred reckoning, or the twelfth, by the civil reckoning, corresponding nearly to the month of September.
the sixth month of the Jewish year when counting from Nissan (or the twelfth when counting from Tishrei); a month devoted to repentance and soul-searching in preparation for the Days of Awe
The last month of the Jewish Calendar, the activities of Elul are focused on preparation for the High Holidays. The shofar is blown every morning service to remind Jews to prepare for the period of prayer and repentance that will follow.