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7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year
It’s a long-standing custom for Jews to wish one another a “sweet new year” on Rosh Hashanah; to hope that this coming year will be one filled with joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of blessings. However, Judaism isn’t a path focused simply on wishing for good things; if our goal is to make each year “sweeter” than the last, we must work to make it happen.
Jewish Institutions Must Also Do T’shuvah
I pray that our observance of Yom Kippur will be probing and transformative, helping us become the best people and the most inspiring Movement that we are meant to be.
Cheshbon Hanafesh for Your Congregation
The High Holiday season is an important time of personal and communal reflection, including your congregation’s leadership. This can also be a time of reflection for your congregation’s leadership.
Early Hanukkah in 2013: Jewish Calendar Fun
Whenever I'm asked if the Jewish holidays are coming early or late this year, I promptly answer that they'll be coming on time. And that's partially true. Rosh Hashanah will always arrive on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei just as Hanukkah will always begin on the 25th of Kislev.
Tzedekah Mutual Fund
A new and successful program to educate congregants about diverse disaster relief initiatives and to raise funds to support people in need throughout the world. Judea Reform Congregation 1933 West Cornwallis Road Durham, NC 27705-5707 918.489.7062 www.judeareform.org Target Groups: Adults, Multi...
During the High Holy Days and following month, congregation collects packages of underwear to distribute to local homeless community. Community Contact Information: Temple Micah Washington, D.C. http://www.templemicah.org/ Goals: Providing necessary, but often overlooked, items to the homeless...
Year Long Commitment to Tikkun Olam
Social Action calendar was created to allow congregants to choose activities that fit in their schedule. Community Contact Information: Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Indianapolis, IN www.ihcindy.org Goals: Make social action a flexible “one stop shopping” for the congregants. Connect social...
Serving the Hearing Impaired
The Temple opened its High Holiday services to people with hearing difficulties. Congregation Emanuel 51 Grape Street Denver, Colorado 80220 (303) 388-4013 www.congregationemanuel.com Target Groups: Adults, Multi-generational Social Action Program Congregation Emanuel has opened its High Holy Day...
Sowing Bread in the Sea: A Psalm for Tashlich
This piece of liturgy was written for Jews For Racial & Economic Justice in New York City. Its themes will be resonant for residents of so many of our cities and towns. It may be used in your congregation's High Holiday services or Tashlich ceremony, or in other gatherings for worship or protest. You may want to use this psalm as part of the service Tashlich for a Just City.
Tashlich for a Just City
This piece of liturgy was written for Jews For Racial & Economic Justice in New York City. Its themes will be resonant for residents of so many of our cities and towns. It may be used in your congregation's High Holiday services or Tashlich ceremony, or in other gatherings for worship or protest. You may also want to include Sowing Bread in the Sea: A Psalm for Tashlich in this service.