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High Holidays

Participate in one of our renowned, interactive High Holiday Beginners Service programs or workshops this holiday season.  We’ll help you host a program with our comprehensive materials and videos or find one to attend.

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Rosh Hoshana

The Jewish New Year starts with a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

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Yom Kippur

The High Holidays culminate with The Day of Atonement.
There is a mysticism in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day.

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Articles

Browse our collection of High Holiday Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Jewish histories and traditions.

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Holiday Workshops on Zoom

Holiday Workshops with Rabbi Buchwald

Get ready for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot with three exciting Zoom workshops, led by Rabbi Buchwald!

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August 31, 2021 - 7:00PM EDT

Make Rosh Hashana Come Alive!

Join Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald for an exciting Rosh Hashana Prayer Workshop on Tuesday evening, August 31st, at 7pm EDT on Zoom to help us prepare for the holiday. Explore the significance of the shofar, the impactful Torah readings and develop a greater appreciation for some of the most significant prayers.

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Sept. 14, 2021 - 7:00PM EDT

Demystify Yom Kippur!

Rabbi Buchwald will lead an enriching Yom Kippur Prayer Workshop on Tuesday evening, September 14th, at 7pm EDT on Zoom.  Delve into the underlying significance of Yom Kippur, learn how one can achieve repentance and explore the meaning of the some of the most significant prayers.

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Sept. 19, 2021 - 12:00 Noon EDT

The Joyous Festival of Sukkot!

Join Rabbi Buchwald for an uplifting  Sukkot Workshop on Sunday, September 19th, at 12:00 Noon EDT on Zoom to help us prepare for the holiday of Sukkot. Learn the beautiful symbolism of the four species, what constitutes a Sukkah and develop a whole new understanding of the joyous celebration that is Sukkot.

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High Holidays

Participate in one of our renowned, interactive High Holiday Beginners Service programs or workshops this holiday season.  We’ll help you host a program with our comprehensive materials and videos or find one to attend.

Learn more

Rosh Hoshana

The Jewish New Year starts with a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

Learn more

Yom Kippur

The High Holidays culminate with The Day of Atonement.
There is a mysticism in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day.

Learn more

Articles

Browse our collection of High Holiday Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Jewish histories and traditions.

Read more

High Holiday 101 Web Series

High Holiday 101

Web Series

NJOP’s High Holidays 101 web series features Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, as he answers six important questions people often ask about the High Holidays. You can find links to each of the topics below.

High Holidays

Participate in one of our renowned, interactive High Holiday Beginners Service programs or workshops this holiday season.  We’ll help you host a program with our comprehensive materials and videos or find one to attend.

Learn more

Rosh Hoshana

The Jewish New Year starts with a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

Learn more

Yom Kippur

The High Holidays culminate with The Day of Atonement.
There is a mysticism in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day.

Learn more

Articles

Browse our collection of High Holiday Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Jewish histories and traditions.

Read more

Happy 5782 From NJOP

Happy 5782 From NJOP

There is a profound yearning to connect to the sweetness, to learn to read Hebrew and make up for lost time!

August 2021/Elul 5781
Dear Friends,
It’s Our Sacred Responsibility!
Before the arrival of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, many of us had been fortunate each year, to sit in our synagogues with our families on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, sharing the majesty of the moment, and praying together, beseeching the Al-mighty to grant us a year filled with blessings for us and for all our loved ones. It was all so regular and all so routine, that we often took these precious moments for granted. We pray, that in the coming year, we will be able to begin to return to some level of normalcy, and more deeply appreciate those special times.
And as we pray during the coming High Holidays, we need to bear in mind that it’s not just for our immediate family for whom we should be praying. After all, we are taught by our sages that we are each responsible for the well-being of all Jewish people. We are all guarantors for our brothers and sisters, wherever they may be.
Each morning, in the blessings of the Torah, we ask; “Please God, sweeten the words of Your Torah in our mouths and the mouths of Your people.” For almost 34 years, with your generous and continuous support, NJOP has been at the forefront of promoting the sweetness of Jewish teachings, figuratively, dipping the apple of Jewish mindfulness into honey, impacting upon hundreds of thousands of Jews, across North America and in 44 countries around the world, many of whom had no previous connection with Jewish life, providing them with extraordinary learning opportunities and positive, joyous Jewish experiences.
Click here to read our full letter containing some
highlights of NJOP’s work during the past year,
and some wonderful kudos from those
who have benefitted from NJOP’s vital work.
Over the years, NJOP’s efforts have impacted hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world. Through the SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA campaign, NJOP has brought the sweetness of the Shabbat experience to over 1.1 million participants, and over 260,000 have learned to read Hebrew by participating in the READ HEBREW AMERICA AND CANADA Hebrew literacy campaign offered each fall. Throughout the years, NJOP’s programs have enabled over 50,000 Jews across the spectrum, to celebrate the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim and Passover at one of NJOP’s acclaimed workshops and programs.
You, our wonderful partners, have truly been the backbone of NJOP’s remarkable achievements over the past 34 years. By enabling NJOP to share the sweetness of Jewish life and Jewish practice with thousands of our mostly-unaffiliated brothers and sisters, whether at in-person programs or those offered on Zoom, NJOP’s daily Jewish Treats email, or providing inspiration on NJOP social media platforms such as @JewishTweets on Twitter, NJOP has made a difference. A real difference!
We look forward to a year of extraordinary growth and engagement on the part of the tens of thousands who will be touched by NJOP wherever they may be. With your dedicated and magnanimous support, we will, together, fulfill our sacred responsibility.
Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year. Shana Tova.
With best wishes,
Ephraim Z. Buchwald
PS: NJOP’s success is truly your success. We are confident that as NJOP moves forward, you will be there for NJOP as you have been so generously over the past 34 years.


High Holiday Essentials

September 7-16, 2021

High Holiday Essentials

Essential resources to celebrate Rosh Hashana, a commemoration of the creation of the world and humankind’s relationship to the Creator, culminating in the Day of Atonement that is Yom Kippur.

Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana

NJOP and our social media brand Jewish Treats are excited to introduce our Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana- your online resource to the Jewish New Year.

Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana eBook is designed to engage and inspire those who are active in the social media universe. Easily downloadable for even those who are not very computer savvy, NJOP’s eBook makes the customs and traditions associated with Rosh Hashana both accessible and meaningful. This very contemporary guide provides in-depth explanations, delicious recipes and personal inspirational thoughts and experiences associated with Rosh Hashana. Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana eBook is an invaluable tool for all Jews, especially those who may never have experienced the majesty and inspirational nature of Rosh Hashana.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana or use the interface on this page to view or download.

High Holiday Resources

High Holiday 101

Web Series

These High Holiday videos are each between 9-12 minutes long and are geared towards anyone seeking to engage fellow Jews on the High Holidays. Whether you are a rabbi, or a lay leader, your observance is traditional or more progressive, you will benefit from these engaging videos.

View The Series

Soul Bigger

(The Rosh Hashana Song)

@JewishTweets wants to know if you’re ready to make your “Soul Bigger” for the High Holidays!

*Featured on NBC’s The Today Show!

Watch Now

Read Up On It

High Holiday Treats

Connect with the significance of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur by visiting the Jewish Treats High Holiday Archive. You’ll have an opportunity to gain insight about the holidays, learn about various tefillot (prayers) that you will hear during services, and much more.

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High Holiday Programs

Join or partner with us in one of our renowned High Holiday programs.

High Holiday Prayer Workshop

The High Holiday Prayer Workshop (HHPW) is designed for those who seek meaning in a service they find difficult to relate to and hard to understand. Based on the Abridged Beginners Service, the Prayer Workshop…

COVID-19 | Program Status

With the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, and especially due to the Delta Variant that is expected to remain dominant throughout the fall months, NJOP has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to not offer High Holiday grants, meant to advertise and enhance your in-person High Holiday services. We know that some synagogues and Jewish centers are back to running regular services and activities, while others are still offering virtual opportunities to their congregations. Whatever your current plans are for High Holiday programmig, NJOP is here to help. NJOP will continue to provide you with any materials, holiday workshops, etc that you will find useful to help your community prepare for the holidays. We hope to fully reinstate the grant initiative in future years.

We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.

Thank you for your understanding.

High Holiday Beginners Service

Looking for something different for this year’s High Holidays? If you are one of thousands of Jews around the country who are curious but wary or hesitant about High Holiday services, NJOP invites you to start here…

Abridged High Holiday Beginners Service

A brief and dynamic program designed to appeal to, and inspire, those who may not have attended a High Holiday Service in some time. This brief program enables participants to appreciate the majesty and beauty of the Rosh Hashana and…

Send us message to have us contact you about running any of our High Holiday programs or call 1-800-44-HEBREW.


Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement begins at sunset.  There is a mysticism in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day.

The Sabbath of Sabbaths

The tenth day of the seventh month (Tishrei), Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sunset on the previous day. There is something mystical about Yom Kippur in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day: On Yom Kippur, G-d graces the world with amnesty – all one needs to do is to come and ask for it.

When we spend the day talking with G-d, we are discussing, privately, all the things for which we need such amnesty, thereby cleansing ourselves and helping us recognize how we can improve our lives. In fact, the holiday is structured for us to build towards this connection with our inner-selves and with G-d.

High Holiday Videos

High Holiday 101

Web Series

These High Holiday videos are each between 9-12 minutes long and are geared towards anyone seeking to engage fellow Jews on the High Holidays. Whether you are a rabbi, or a lay leader, your observance is traditional or more progressive, you will benefit from these engaging videos.

View The Series

High Holiday Programs

Join or partner with us in one of our renowned High Holiday programs.

High Holiday Prayer Workshop

The High Holiday Prayer Workshop (HHPW) is designed for those who seek meaning in a service they find difficult to relate to and hard to understand. Based on the Abridged Beginners Service, the Prayer Workshop…

COVID-19 | Program Status

With the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, and especially due to the Delta Variant that is expected to remain dominant throughout the fall months, NJOP has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to not offer High Holiday grants, meant to advertise and enhance your in-person High Holiday services. We know that some synagogues and Jewish centers are back to running regular services and activities, while others are still offering virtual opportunities to their congregations. Whatever your current plans are for High Holiday programmig, NJOP is here to help. NJOP will continue to provide you with any materials, holiday workshops, etc that you will find useful to help your community prepare for the holidays. We hope to fully reinstate the grant initiative in future years.

We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.

Thank you for your understanding.

High Holiday Beginners Service

Looking for something different for this year’s High Holidays? If you are one of thousands of Jews around the country who are curious but wary or hesitant about High Holiday services, NJOP invites you to start here…

Abridged High Holiday Beginners Service

A brief and dynamic program designed to appeal to, and inspire, those who may not have attended a High Holiday Service in some time. This brief program enables participants to appreciate the majesty and beauty of the Rosh Hashana and…

Send us message to have us contact you about running any of our High Holiday programs or call 1-800-44-HEBREW.


Rosh Hashana

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Rosh Hashana

A celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is much more than the celebration of another year’s passing. Rosh Hashana is, after all, a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

Fundamental to Judaism is the belief in an active G-d who is involved in our lives like a caring parent. G-d responds to our needs, but, at the same time, G-d also watches us and assesses our actions.

On Rosh Hashana, G-d metaphorically closes out the year by reviewing the records of each person’s actions, judging each person’s merits and faults, and setting a verdict for the quality of each person’s year to come. Rosh Hashana is a day of judgment, we Jews therefore use the holiday to reconnect with G-d and to reassess our own lives.

Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana

NJOP and our social media brand Jewish Treats are excited to introduce our Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana- your online resource to the Jewish New Year.

Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana eBook is designed to engage and inspire those who are active in the social media universe. Easily downloadable for even those who are not very computer savvy, NJOP’s eBook makes the customs and traditions associated with Rosh Hashana both accessible and meaningful. This very contemporary guide provides in-depth explanations, delicious recipes and personal inspirational thoughts and experiences associated with Rosh Hashana. Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana eBook is an invaluable tool for all Jews, especially those who may never have experienced the majesty and inspirational nature of Rosh Hashana.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Complete Guide to Rosh Hashana or use the interface on this page to view or download.

High Holiday Videos

High Holiday 101

Web Series

These High Holiday videos are each between 9-12 minutes long and are geared towards anyone seeking to engage fellow Jews on the High Holidays. Whether you are a rabbi, or a lay leader, your observance is traditional or more progressive, you will benefit from these engaging videos.

View The Series

Soul Bigger

(The Rosh Hashana Song)

@JewishTweets wants to know if you’re ready to make your “Soul Bigger” for the High Holidays!

*Featured on NBC’s The Today Show!

Watch Now

High Holiday Programs

Join or partner with us in one of our renowned High Holiday programs.

High Holiday Prayer Workshop

The High Holiday Prayer Workshop (HHPW) is designed for those who seek meaning in a service they find difficult to relate to and hard to understand. Based on the Abridged Beginners Service, the Prayer Workshop…

COVID-19 | Program Status

With the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, and especially due to the Delta Variant that is expected to remain dominant throughout the fall months, NJOP has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to not offer High Holiday grants, meant to advertise and enhance your in-person High Holiday services. We know that some synagogues and Jewish centers are back to running regular services and activities, while others are still offering virtual opportunities to their congregations. Whatever your current plans are for High Holiday programmig, NJOP is here to help. NJOP will continue to provide you with any materials, holiday workshops, etc that you will find useful to help your community prepare for the holidays. We hope to fully reinstate the grant initiative in future years.

We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.

Thank you for your understanding.

High Holiday Beginners Service

Looking for something different for this year’s High Holidays? If you are one of thousands of Jews around the country who are curious but wary or hesitant about High Holiday services, NJOP invites you to start here…

Abridged High Holiday Beginners Service

A brief and dynamic program designed to appeal to, and inspire, those who may not have attended a High Holiday Service in some time. This brief program enables participants to appreciate the majesty and beauty of the Rosh Hashana and…

Send us message to have us contact you about running any of our High Holiday programs or call 1-800-44-HEBREW.