Sukkot Web Series

Sukkot

Web Series

NJOP’s Sukkot web series features Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, as he speaks about Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret. You can find links to each video below.

Sukkot

Sukkot is a time for celebration! Immediately following Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is the week-long holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of the Tabernacles.

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Programs and Classes

Host or attend the exciting Sukkot programs and classes provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Resources

Discover, read and download our comprehensive guides and walkthroughs, watch videos and learn about the various aspects of Sukkot.

Articles

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


Crash Course in Basic Judaism Web Series

Crash Course in

Basic Judaism

Web Series

To help prepare you to learn or teach a course on one of these topics, watch master teacher Rabbi Buchwald as he lectures on the following: Belief in God, Prayer, Shabbat, Jewish Observance and Sexuality.

Judaism

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of Judaism through NJOP’s Crash Courses, Articles, Lectures, and more! See how Judaism is not only a part of your life, but creates the person you are.

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Classes

Learn or teach about the readily available Basic Judaism Crash Courses provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Jewish Treats Jewish History

Discover Judaism in ways that you may not have known before. NJOP's Jewish Treats articles are created to educate others of their Jewish Heritage.

Jewish Treats Judaism

Browse our collection of Judaism Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Judaism.


Shavuot Prep 101 Web Series

Shavuot Prep 101

Web Series

Welcome to NJOP’s Shavuot Prep web series featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, has created four short webisodes discussing important topics for the Shavuot holiday. You can find them listed below.

Shavuot

The Festival of Weeks, Holiday of the First Fruit, Time of the Giving of the Torah – the many names of Shavuot describe it well.

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Shavuot Essentials

Browse our collection of Jewish Treats on Shavuot, find recipes and learn about the holiday of many names.

Resources

Read or download our guide to the Ten Commandments, watch videos and discover Shavuot resources.

Articles

Browse our collection of Shuvuot Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Shavout.


Rabbi Buchwald on Purim

Rabbi Buchwald

On Purim

Let Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, take you through some of the essential elements of Purim with this selection of entertaining YouTube videos from past years focused on the holiday.

Purim

Purim is a holiday of fun and festivities, like all Jewish holidays it is also an opportunity to fulfill numerous mitzvot.

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Purim Workshop

Host or attend the exciting Purim Workshop provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Resources

Discover our exciting guide, watch videos and learn about the histories, origins and customs of Purim.

Articles

Browse our archive of Purim Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about history and tradition.


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.

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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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High Holiday Beginners Service Training Videos

High Holiday Beginners Service

Training Videos

Join Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of NJOP, as he shares his expertise in the following High Holiday Beginners Service Training Videos. In this video series, Rabbi Buchwald describes best practices for running a Rosh Hashana Beginners Service, a Yom Kippur Beginners Service and Abridged Beginners Services for both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Please join us as we learn from this master of Jewish engagement.

The 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.

Beginners Service History

In December 1975, Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald created the first Beginners Service at Lincoln Square Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Five years later, the service was prominently featured in the New York Times. After that massive exposure, the service surged in popularity and became standing-room only. Thousands of searching Jews have gotten their Jewish start at Rabbi Buchwald’s Beginners Service.

To stem the rising tide of assimilation, Rabbi Buchwald founded the National Jewish Outreach Program, now NJOP, in 1987, which has since offered over 1.5 million program experiences to North American Jews. NJOP has helped launch hundreds of Shabbat and High Holiday Beginners Services which have engaged thousands of Jews to reconnect to Jewish life.

Please do not hesitate to contact NJOP if you are interested in running a High Holiday Beginners Service or if you have any questions. There are staff members ready to assist. (646) 871.4444 or [email protected].

These Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Training Videos have been graciously sponsored by the Freyer Family Foundation in memory of Carl Freyer, z”l.

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

Rabbi Buchwald on Chanukah

Rabbi Buchwald on Chanukah

Web Series

Let Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, take you through the essential elements of Chanukah with his collection of entertaining YouTube videos focused on the holiday.

Chanukah

On Chanukah, Jewish families around the world gather together in their homes and light the Chanukah candles. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates the great miracles that happened during the Maccabee revolt in the time of the Second Temple period.

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Programs and Classes

Host or attend the exciting Chanukah programs and classes provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Resources

Discover, read and download our comprehensive guides and walkthroughs, watch videos and learn about the various aspects of Chanukah.

Articles

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


Passover Seder 101 Web Series

Passover Seder 101

Web Series

Welcome to NJOP’s new Passover Seder Web Series corresponding to the 15 steps of the seder. Featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, these 15 short webisodes will walk you through the essential elements of the Haggadah in a fun, uplifting manner to help enhance the seder you are hosting or plan to attend. You will develop a keen understanding behind the rituals and customs underlying the text of the Haggadah and the seder experience.

Passover

The holiday of Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt which led to the birth of the Jewish nation at Sinai. The Passover Seder, which is held on the first (and second night outside of Israel) of Passover, is perhaps the most widely observed Jewish practice. This outline will provide you with the basics of the Passover holiday, laws and customs.

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Programs and Classes

Host or attend the exciting Passover programs and classes provided by NJOP and find out how you or your community can participate.

Resources

Discover, read and download our comprehensive guides and walkthroughs, watch videos and learn about the various aspects of Passover.

Articles

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