The Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (beginning September 18) and Yom Kippur (beginning September 27), will be celebrated in new ways this year.
The pandemic will dramatically impact how the Jewish community “gathers” and observes these important holidays. At JFCS, we understand it can be an overwhelming prospect and are providing a number of resources for you, your family, friends, neighbors and our entire Jewish community in Mercer County.
Holiness at Home: Observing the High Holidays Outside of the Synagogue, Webinar hosted by Andrea Gaynor, LCSW and Beverly Rubman, Chaplain that explored the many ways in which Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, presents opportunities to prepare both spiritually and psychologically. The webinar also discussed how to make High Holiday virtual services more personally meaningful and relevant.
Bereavement and the Holidays During COVID-19
Online Gatherings & High Holiday Tips for 2020
How to make a round challah (recipe and video)
Readings & Articles
Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days: A Guided Journal, Kerry M. Olitsky and Rachel T. Sabath
Mahzor Lev Shalem for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Beginning Anew: A Woman’s Companion to the High Holy Day Gail Twersky Reimer and Judith A. Kates
God is a Verb, Rabbi David Cooper (Modern Kabbalistic view of God and spirituality)
New prayers and poems https://www.ritualwell.org/
Diverse articles on the High Holidays https://www.myjewishlearning.com/
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation https://www.schusterman.org/
- Complete downloadable Rosh HaShanah Seder
- Schusterman Family Foundation Haggadah