High Holiday Beginners Service

Looking for something different for this year’s High Holidays? If you’re one of
thousands of Jews around the country who are curious but wary of High Holiday
services, NJOP invites you to start here. NJOP sponsors both full-length and
abridged explanatory services. Read below to learn more about these programs.

High Holiday Beginners Service
NJOP sponsored High Holiday Beginners Services are designed to be interactive
and accessible no matter what one’s background. Prayers and customs are fully
explained by dynamic leaders and questions are always welcome. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Beginners Service leaders aim to provide a meaningful experience for everyone present.

Abridged High Holiday Beginners Service
A shorter version of the High Holiday Beginners Service, NJOP’s Abridged Service
is a brief and dynamic program designed to appeal to, and inspire, those who may
not have attended a High Holiday service in some time. Despite its brevity, this program
enables participants to gain an appreciation of the majesty and beauty of the Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur services, all in a relaxed atmosphere where questions are always


To see which communities ran an NJOP High Holiday Beginners Service in 2016, click here.