High Holy Days 5782 | Resources


Clergy Kitchen

Rabbi Weitzman and food writer Abigail Koffler talk about Rosh Hashanah and teach us how to bake the holiday’s iconic dessert, apple cake.

Why a Round Challah?

It is thought that the round challahs, because they have no end, symbolize our wish for a year in which life and blessings continue without end. It is also thought that the round shape can reflect the ongoing cycle of years and seasons. Wait, it also resembles a crown which could mean God’s sovereignty, a common theme throughout the High Holy Days.

DIY Tashlich

Tashlich (meaning “to cast”) is a ritual that usually takes place on Rosh Hashanah afternoon and involves tossing small pieces of bread into a body of water to symbolize casting away our wrongdoings of the past year.

Click here for do-it-yourself instructions if you are unable to join us for our physically distanced Tashlich.

Want to join us in person on Sept 8 at 12:00 PM? Register here.

How to Blow the Shofar with Rabbi Spratt

Need a Shofar?

Find the right one for you at Westside Judaica on Broadway at 89th Street or call Shlomo at (212) 362-7846.

Blessing for a Sweet New Year


The URJ Reflection Project

Ways to reflect, reconnect, and renew over this year’s High Holy Days. Each activity can be completed alone or with family and friends.

Ever Open

We look ahead to sharing our High Holy Days together, in person and over screen, and feel more than ever the blessing of this community.

Begin Again

A New Song for the New Year.

Our ASL Choir is featured in Elana Arian’s newest music video.

Listen to our Clergy’s music playlists to inspire your reflections as you prepare for these High Holy Days.

A new year is an opportunity to reaffirm our Jewish tradition’s commitment to tikkun olam.

Yom Kippur Food Drive

This unique High Holy Day season, live your values and participate in Rodeph Sholom’s annual Yom Kippur Food Drive. Click here to act now.

More Tikkun Olam Opportunities

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Donate to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Prepare Yourself for the New Year

Clergy Kitchen

Rabbi Weitzman and food writer Abigail Koffler talk about Rosh Hashanah and teach us how to bake the holiday’s iconic dessert, apple cake.

Stillness in the Storm: a Meditation on Being

When pandemic forces distance, and storms of uncertainty upend the foundations of safety and security, our Holy Days urge us to face our own places of turmoil. Through words, through story, through song we will name today’s tempests and seek to find our own place of being in this time and place.

The Shofar Project

A free 4-week online program of Jewish teachings and daily practices that runs from August 8 to September 6, 2021 during Elul, including Torah study, Jewish mindfulness meditation, and Jewish yoga. To participate, sign-up to receive emails with teachings and live online events.

Creating Sacred Space

Every place is a space for prayer, and every moment is an opportunity to encounter the Divine. Here are tools to help you transition to a holy space at home.