High Holy Days 5783 | Resources


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.

Join us in person on Sept 27 at 11:00 AM.

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 Nosher High Holiday Cooking Series

Sign up to cook and bake along with these Jewish chefs and cookbook authors, who will lead three classes September 11-28 in preparation for the New Years.

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

A New Song for the New Year.

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

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.

Sholom Sprouts

Fun activities and videos for children ages 0–4 and grown-ups who love them.

Rosh Hashanah ›
Yom Kippur ›

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

Yom Kippur Food Drive

Live your values and participate in Rodeph Sholom’s annual Yom Kippur Food Drive.

More Tikkun Olam Opportunities

Support the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s advocacy initiatives 

Sign up to receive CRS’s monthly E-Advocacy newsletter 

Donate to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Prepare Yourself for the New Year

Stillness in the Storm: a Meditation on Being

When 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.

Creating Sacred Space

Every place is a space for prayer and every moment is an opportunity to encounter the Divine. Explore High Holidays @ Home.