High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah Service

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

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

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

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


Candy Torah Scrolls

Scribe’s Writing 

Edible Torah Treats


RSS Holiday Book List
Helen Singer

Simchat Torah Reads
PJ Library

For Grown-Ups

Simchat Torah