Why celebrating Yom Kippur this year enriched my observance of Ash Wednesday
How to look for hope in the new year after getting married in a dismal 2017
By Jared David Berezin Many years ago I was in a book club and read a collection of essays called Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call For Justice. The book explored how Jewish thought intersects with issues of social justice, and each chapter focused on a different subject: poverty, the environment, health care, human rights, reproductive […]
When I was young, my sister taught me one of the most important things I needed to know about the High Holy Days: Always ask the big questions. As kids, we attended services with the adults since child-friendly services hadn’t been invented yet. It was long. Really long. Now I lead services and understand why […]
Have you begun thinking about the high holidays yet? Do they usually seem to appear out of the mess of end-of-summer-start-of-school-year and you find yourself trying to catch your breath on the way to services? Wouldn’t it be nice to take a moment now and reflect on the coming new year? Enter Jewels of Elul: […]
The following is a guest blog post by Dina Mann, National Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Reboot, an organization that engages and inspires young, Jewishly-unconnected cultural creatives, innovators and thought-leaders who, through their candid and introspective conversations and creativity, generate projects that impact both the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. Every Yom Kippur, Viduy (Confessions) is recited […]
Resources to help you think, reflect, take stock of yourself, your year, and your community, in the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Resources to help you start preparing spiritually for the High Holy Days, through reflection, taking stock of your year and thinking towards next year.
Our booklet explaining the High Holy Days, what to expect, their customs and traditions, from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur.
With suggestions for sharing the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with kids of all ages, from talking points and crafts to getting through services.