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High Holidays

Jewish tradition reinforces the importance of saying, “I’m sorry” with the sacred observance of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, known in English as the “Day of Atonement,” is the culmination of our 10 Days of Awe, the period of time beginning with Rosh HaShanah and ending with Yom Kippur. It falls on the Hebrew date of 10 Tishrei, and is widely considered to be the holiest, most solemn day of the Jewish year

Learn how you and your family can pursue social justice during the Jewish high holidays.

Learn how you and your family can pursue social justice during the Jewish high holidays.

Spilled cereal? “Sorry!” Broken bongos? “Oops!” Overturned plant? “Sorry!” Stolen comic book? Accusations fly and tears fall as the cloud playhouse and Plony home confront the chaos of careless apologies and misplaced blame. A laser beam trap and giant basketball magically help Rafi and Ben learn that sometimes just saying sorry isn’t enough.

The High Holidays bring a special kind of panic upon Jewish families across the globe. Here's your guide to helping the holidays go more smoothly. 

Here are some fun Rosh HaShanah-related blessings, rituals crafts and activities for your family to welcome the new year.

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the Jewish High Holidays.

There are lots of reasons to come to High Holiday Day services. For some people, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are the days when they make their strongest annual act of identification with Judaism, with their congregation, and with the Jewish people. Attending these services is an act of identity

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