What will this year’s High Holidays look and feel like when we may not be able to safely gather in our synagogues, enjoy large family Rosh Hashanah dinner, or break the fast with friends?
Federation has collaborated with community partners to compile this inspiring and informative collection of videos, supplemental resources, and mostly on-line services to help you make the upcoming holidays uniquely meaningful for your family.
An * indicates the video is child-friendly.
Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO
Rabbi Ari Isenberg, Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn
Danny Mishkin, Co-Director, Sababa Beachaway
Daniella Hoffer, Federation NextDor Ambassador
Laila Kirstein, Federation JTEEN Volunteer
Federation’s Global Connections Israel Staff
Norbert Bikales, Holocaust Survivor, Livingston
Hannah LaFargue, Supervisor, Camp Harlam
Rabbi Laurence Groffman, Temple Shalom of West Essex, Cedar Grove
Robert Lichtman, Federation’s Chief Jewish Learning Officer
Rabbi Menashe East, Mount Freedom Jewish Center, Randolph
Rabbi/Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak, Temple Shalom, Succasunna
Rabbi Geoffrey Spector, Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston
Rabbi Ethan Prosnit, Rabbi Victor Appell and Cantor Anna Ott, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield
Rabbi Pesach Stadlin, Eden Village Camp from Israel
Rabbi Ari Lucas, Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell
Rabbi Rachel Marder, Congregation Beth El, South Orange
Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae
Maxine Murnick, Greater MetroWest PJ Library Benefactor
Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein, Federation Chaplain
Clergy Daniel Cohen, Alexandra Klein, and Rebecca Moses, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, S. Orange
Cantor Melanie Blatt and Rabbi Cecelia Beyer, Camp Zeke
Rabbi Marc Katz, Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield
The Hardest Word
David Saginaw, Federation President
Rabbi Leah Sternberg, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills
Oh No, Jonah!
Cantor Anna Berman, Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Cantor Shana Onigman, Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael, Morristown
Rabbi Robert Green, Congregation B’nai Israel, Basking Ridge
Rabbanit Jennifer Geretz, Federation Chaplain
Greater MetroWest is blessed with 80+ synagogues! They are working hard to offer meaningful and safe spiritual offerings for this unusual High Holiday season. You can find them all here or for assistance contact Sarah Segal, Director of Synagogue Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the synagogues that have informed us that some or all of their High Holiday services are open to non-members. Please contact the individuals listed for details.
For Interfaith Families
For when you feel you don’t
Shaping new access points to Judaism
From the Movements
Rejoicing at Home with Fuchsberg Conservative Yeshiva
Orthodox Union Resources for the Holidays
Reconstructing Judaism Resources for the Holidays
Union for Reform Judaism Reflection Project
High Holiday Family Guide
by PJ Library
Camp-inspired Rosh Hashanah Activity Booklet
One Happy Camper and Foundation for Jewish Camp
Holiday Resources for Children with disabilities
Gateways High Holiday Visual Materials
Matan High Holiday Visual Materials
Spiritual Holiday Preparation
by The Institute for Jewish Spirituality in partnership with many denominations.
Essays and Audio Teachings by Jewish scholars
by Hadar, an institute for egalitarian Jewish text study
Background on the High Holidays
by My Jewish Learning
Online Live Holiday Experiences
by My Jewish Learning
Israeli Perspectives on the High Holidays
The Rosh Hashanah Greeting Card Tradition
from the National Library in Israel.