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Virtual High Holiday Box

Virtual High Holiday Box

Your Virtual Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Box holds many ways to celebrate the holiday. Choose what nurtures you. Listen, watch or read. (Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 15-17; Yom Kippur, Sept. 24-25)

September 22-23

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., speaks with Rabbi Vivie Mayer about what the avodah service can teach us today.

Prayer Book for the Days of Awe with a shofar

Explore the concepts of sin and repentance from a contemporary, Reconstructionist perspective.

Close-up of someone praying with hands clasped in profile

Learn to make bolo, a lightly sweet bread, stuffed with crushed nuts, raisins and spices that comes from the Jewish communities of North Africa.

Bolo bread with butter and jam

Need a last-minute refresher on how to chant the central prayers of the holiday? They’re all here.

Open prayer book with a shofar and prayer shawl

September 15-16

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., explores the Avodah service from the time of the Temples and what it can mean for us today.

A person's hands holding a piece of cardboard with the word "Holy" on it

We invite you to explore our collection of Rosh Hashanah resources and have a meaningful, joyful New Year.

A Rosh Hashana table set up with apples, honey, and pomegranate

Learn how to make a traditional Mizrahi fish recipe.

Mizrahi Jewish fish dish

This inspiring poem focuses on the metaphorical seeds of justice, love, joy and peace.

Close-up of someone planting seeds in a small planter with soil in it

September 8-9

From using stones instead of breadcrumbs to reframing the theology of sin, this video offers a contemporary take on a traditional ritual.

Man-made pond in a park surrounded by willow trees on a sunny day

How do we affect teshuvah when the person we are addressing is ourselves? To shed light, Rabbi Michael Strassfeld explores concepts from Hasidism and Buddhism.

Close-up on a woman clasping her hands in prayer

Poet Shoshanah Tornberg writes about how the shofar can break the heart open.


Person wearing a yarmulke blowing the shofar

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D and Rabbi Sandra Lawson discuss their respective processes of preparing for the High Holidays: how, as human beings, they undertake an accounting of the soul.

A black stone engraved with the word Reflect on a collection of white stones

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