How to make your ‘Soul Bigger’ for the High Holidays

We have less than a week to prepare ourselves for Rosh Hashana which begins Wednesday night, September 8th. One of the most moving parts of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services is the…

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Is Sukkot Part of the High Holidays?

It is clear that during the Ten Days of Penitence, we are meant to be on a higher spiritual realm. We recite Psalm 47 seven times prior to blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashana, symbolizing…

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Is Sukkot Part of the High Holidays?

It is clear that during the Ten Days of Penitence, we are meant to be on a higher spiritual realm. We recite Psalm 47 seven times prior to blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashana, symbolizing…

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Holidays

Holidays Rosh Hashana - Rosh Hashana, the…

High Holiday Beginner Service

COVID-19 | Program StatusOut of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the Coronavirus and heeding the recommendation of medical professionals to forgo large gatherings for the time…

Prepare for Upcoming Holidays Spiritually and Intellectually

In addition to spiritual preparations, learning about the history of upcoming holidays will also contribute to a more meaningful religious experience.

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Acknowledge Holidays of other Ethnicities

While Columbus Day has a history as an Italian-American celebration, Jews should find ways to participate as Americans in festivals celebrating other ethnic groups.

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Holidays Are Coming

Rosh Hashana begins one week from tonight, make plans now.

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Holidays and Family

The season of Rosh Hashana is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family.

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High Holiday Jewish Treats

Jewish Treats aboutThe High Holidays Browse our archive of High Holiday related Jewish Treats.…

High Holiday Essentials

September 19 - 20, 2020High Holiday Essentials Essential resources to celebrate Rosh Hashana, a commemoration of the creation…

High Holiday Beginners Service Training Videos

High Holiday Beginners ServiceTraining Videos Join Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of NJOP, as he shares his expertise in…

Make Me the High Priest

The Talmud (Shabbat 31a) relates the strange story of a non-Jewish man who wished to convert to Judaism in order to ultimately become the High Priest of Israel. He believed that, in this…

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Make Me the High Priest

The Talmud (Shabbat 31a) relates the strange story of a non-Jewish man who wished to convert to Judaism in order to ultimately become the High Priest of Israel. He believed that, in…

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High Holiday 101 Web Series

High Holiday 101Web Series NJOP’s High Holidays 101 web series features Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of…

Jewish Treats Jewish History

Jewish Treats aboutJewish History Browse our archive of Jewish History related Jewish Treats.…

When Moses was the High Priest

In Modern Hebrew, mi’lu’im connotes reserve military duty that Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers who complete their compulsory service, are required to fulfil. Mi’lu’im service can…

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Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities NJOP has three incredible Grant Opportunities to support your organization, synagogue or community.…

Flying High

There is no telling to what heights Arthur Welsh might have soared, had he not perished in the crash of the Wright C Plane that he was testing with Leighton Wilson Hazelhurst, Jr., on…

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High Praise

Take the time to praise the work of your co-workers.

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Impeachment and the Jewish Tradition

On February 24, 1868, a U.S. president was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time. Three months later, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson. 35…

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The Jewish Community of Vegas, Stays in Vegas! Jews of Nevada

When the territory now known as Nevada was acquired in 1848 after the Mexican War, “Forty-Niners”, headed west to mine for gold. By the late 1870s, there were about 1,000 Jews in Nevada,…

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Jewish Boxing Days?

In many countries, especially those associated with the United Kingdom, December 26th is known as Boxing Day. There are divergent views as to the source of this day and the origin of the…

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The Origins of Formal Jewish Education in the United States

Today, thankfully, there are hundreds of Jewish elementary schools in the United States that teach both Judaic and general studies. The paradigm for this movement was the founding of…

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Is There Jewish DNA?

Do you remember learning about genes and DNA, about inherited  traits and Gregor Mendel’s pea plants? It has long been known and accepted as scientific fact that each person’s DNA…

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For Your Jewish Mother

If one were to believe the jokes, Jewish mothers enjoy nothing more than nagging their children to eat, encouraging grown children to get married, and bragging about the children’s…

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For Your Jewish Mother

If one were to believe the jokes, Jewish mothers enjoy nothing more than nagging their children to eat, encouraging grown children to get married and bragging about the children’s…

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How Elvis Was Jewish

Do a websearch on “Jewish Elvis,” and you will be astounded at what you find. Born on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was the great-grandson of Martha Tacket, who is reported to have…

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A Jewish Boy Goes to Hollywood

Joshua Charles Malina, a prominent Jewish American actor, was born January 17, 1966 in New York City. His father, an investment banker and Broadway producer, and mother, moved to…

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