Rosh Hashanah Service
High Holy Days
Reading Sound the Shofar – Helen Singer
Reading Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae with the Alter Family
Reading Apple Days with the Rosenblum Family
Reading Rosh Hashanah Challah – Helen Singer
Tashlich Project – Debbie Semmel
How to Blow the Shofar – Rabbi Ben Spratt
Today is the Birthday of the World – Lisa Schiff
Writing Cards for Dorot – Rabbi Greg Weitzman
Reading Shanah Tovah – Donna Rudolph
Creating a Sacred Placement – Lisa Schiff
Rosh Hashanah Song Session – Louie Glaser
“One Voice” – Cantor Shayna De Lowe
Shalom Sesame: Rosh Hashanah Hannah
Yom Kippur Service
Suzie and Saying Sorry
“The Hardest Word” read by Rabbi Deborah Goldberg
Avinu Malkeinu with Cantor Stefano Iacono
Learn about Yom Kippur with Shalom Sesame: Saying Sorry
Giving Tzedakah: Donate to the Food Drive!
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
A Parent’s Must-Have Guide to the High Holidays
Learn About Yom Kippur with Shalom Sesame: Saying Sorry
ReformJudaism.org & Shalom Sesame
Sukkot is a time to host guests for meals in the sukkah. The open booth is a reminder of how the Children of Israel slept after they fled slavery in Egypt, a connection to the story of Passover. It also resembles temporary shelters from the sun used by farmers planting out in the fields.
Ushpizin – Rabbi Juli Karol
Edible Sukkot – Lisa Schiff
The Very Crowded Sukkah – Helen Singer
Lulav and Etrog – Suzie
Sammy Spider’s First Simchat Torah – Helen Singer
How to Shake the Lulav and Etrog
Celebrate Sukkot with Sholo Sesame: the Mitzvah of Welcoming Guests
Sesame Street via ReformJudaism.org
Simchat Torah is the exuberant conclusion to the fall holiday season in the Jewish calendar. It is an unforgettable outpouring of joy and celebration, all about one thing: the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.
On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls are taken out in synagogues all over the world, and the singing and dancing begins! The celebration includes a reading of the final portion in the Torah. When reading the Torah is completed, it is immediately begun again.
In addition to attending services, there are also lots of fun traditions associated with Simchat Torah. In some communities, the Torah scroll is brought around for everyone to look at. People will dance and wave colorful flags in celebration. Looking for a way to celebrate with your family? Here are seven fun things to do with kids on Simchat Torah. from our friends at PJ Library!
Simchat Torah 101—Donna Rudolph
Edible Torah—Zubeida Ullah-Eilenberg
Reading Sammy Spider’s First Simchat Torah—Helen Singer