Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

The focus is on God, humanity and the relationship between the two.

The Jewish New Year at Home

The central home ritual of Rosh Hashanah consists of a special festive meal.

Rosh Hashanah Customs

How to celebrate the Jewish New Year at home.

Shofar History and Tradition

The shofar is mentioned in the Torah. An instruction manual, straight from the sources.

Unetaneh Tokef: Do We Control our Fate?

The prayer that asks us to consider our mortality is an urgent call to examine our lives.

V’chol Ma’amimim: Speaking Order into Chaos

From the depths of uncertainty, this High Holiday prayer invites us to call out the steadfast faith we wish we felt.

Bring Your Own Books

Seven things to read in shul on the High Holidays.

Rabbi Chai Levy

Watch a High Holidays sermon from the spiritual leader of Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA.

Rosh Hashanah and the Creativity of Remembering

The Jewish New Year calls upon us to both reach back into the past and step forward into the future.

Jonah Simcha Chaim Muskat-Brown

Watch a High Holidays sermon from social worker and graduate of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein

Watch a High Holidays sermon from the spiritual leader of Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Watch a High Holidays sermon from the president of the Hadar Institute in New York, NY.