It's Not Too Late for Tu B'Av!

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Don't miss an opportunity to celebrate your loved ones with our Yiddish Valentine's today on Tu B'Av, the Jewish Valentine's Day!

 

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Welcome to Av, the Hebrew Month of Grief and Love

 

Beginning tonight, the month of Av takes us through the highs and lows of human emotion.  August 6-7 marks Tisha B'Av, commemorating times of destruction and sadness throughout our shared history. Then, on August 11, we shift into full-moon joy for Tu B'Av, the Jewish day of love and rebirth. Celebrate with our Tu B'Av Lovelines Activity, read from the Song of Songs, or download and send one of our classic Yiddish Valentine Cards!

 

Summer's Still Going Strong!

 

Jewish Home Blessings

Simple Shabbat Blessings

Summer Wisdom and Activity Book 

 

Rosh Hashanah Countdown: Two Months Left!

Soon you'll be able to post and discover events in your community on our new High Holidays events platform! Get excited and start gathering inspiration for your Rosh Hashanah Seder on [email protected].com

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We're creating the tools you need to make the High Holidays meaningful, which is why we want to hear from you! Whether it's the food, the family time, or the spiritual sustenance, there's always something to love about this special time of year. Tell us what you love most, and thanks for sharing! 

 

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Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Explore an assortment of delicious foods catered to the season. 

Essential Elul Blessings

Prepare to go deep this High Holidays with our Elul Blessings Booklet.

Shana Tova Coloring Book

Get creative with these black and white illustrations for kids of all ages.  

Seeker Season 

Chart your own inner journey through this special time of year. 

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Yom Kippur Starts Wednesday Night

Find your path toward forgiveness, remembrance, gratitude & healing with our Yom Kippur Ritual & Yom Kippur Favorites

Yom Kippur Ritual Guide
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As the Days of Awe(some) come to a close, let nature renew you

Few places inspire awe like nature. Whether you live near a desert, mountains, the ocean or an urban jungle, spend 30 minutes today enjoying nature. Use the time to simply observe or consider a renewal ritual like tashlich, or casting away your mistakes.

 

Tashlich Ceremony

Guided Meditation to Let It Go

High Holiday Poetry

Blessing For Seeing the Ocean & For Wonders of Nature

 

Download and Print Our Awe(some) Favorites

Illuminating Our Journey

Illuminating Our Journey 
Our illuminating guide reminds us that during the week of Rosh Hashanah, the Divine hears us cry.

Sukkot Coloring Book

Sukkot Coloring Book 
What's our favorite kids' activity this week? Preparing for Sukkot with our fall coloring book! 

Wash My Soul Tashlich Ceremony

Waterside Tashlich Activity 
Download this guide and bring it to your nearest body of water to release the year that's passed.

Yom Kippur Favorites

Yom Kippur Selections
We all miss the mark. Let this booklet guide you toward deeper understanding and connection. 

High Holiday Poetry

High Holiday Poetry
There's something special about poetry to help us find the feelings to guide us through the season.

Seeker Season

Seeker Season 
Discover activities and reflections for Yom Kippur to explore on your own or in community. 

Shana Tova Coloring Book

Shana Tova Coloring Book 
Download our High Holiday coloring book and say the blessings during your break fast meal. 

Yom Kippur Immersion Ceremony

Yom Kippur Immersion Ceremony
Turn yourself toward forgiveness with this mikveh ritual from our partners at Mayyim Hayyim.

 

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Shana Tova! In just a few days, I'll be gathering online with my loved ones to toast the New Year.  If you've visited [email protected], you know the incredible power of Jewish ritual that is personal and customized just for you.

The deep connection our online community provides is only possible because people like you make the generous choice to support [email protected] 

It's not too late to donate when you download your Rosh Hashanah sederactivity guide or coloring book. This year, my own holiday gathering will feature our Four Toasts Seder. It's an easy way to start the year with meaning and sweetness. 

With Rosh Hashanah just a few days away, now is the time to create our beautiful, welcoming online Jewish community.  Say L'Chaim by contributing to High Holidays at Home today! 

Wishing you a very happy New Year,
Rebecca Missel, Director of Partnerships & Operations 

Download High Holiday Poetry To Awaken Your Soul

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"Breathe in the sound of the shofar. Let the trumpet of our people be the voice of your heart. For your soul knows the call." 
Poet Alden Solovy

High Holiday Poetry

Does your soul need a wake-up call this Rosh Hashanah?
Find spiritual support with our brand-new Poetry Collection

Or, download our most popular guidebooks for listening to that still, small voice - Illuminating Our Journey and Seeker Season

DOWNLOAD THE POETRY COLLECTION
 
 

There's still time to make this New Year meaningful!
Start with a Rosh Hashanah Seder template,
then customize it with content from our partners.

Rosh Hashanah Seder + Tashlich

Rosh Hashanah Seder + Tashlich
Look inside yourself, look back on the year that's passed and look forward to what's next.

Shana Tova Coloring Book

Shana Tova Coloring Book
Sometimes your soul needs some art and color. Download this book for the children in your life, or your own inner child. 

Four Toasts Rosh Hashanah Seder

Four Toasts Rosh Hashanah Seder
Seders aren't just for Passover and this one takes only 30 minutes to toast the New Year.

Elul Reflections

Elul Blessings 
It's not too late to reflect and remember in these final days before the start of the New Year. 

Finding Healing & Peace

Lighting Candles

Fun with Rosh Hashanah Foods

Remembering Those We've Lost

Poetry & Meditations

Rediscover Ancient Rituals 

More Rosh Hashanah Favorites

Our Rosh Hashanah Tip Of The Week: Add A Toast!

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Our Rosh Hashanah Tip Of The Week: Add A Toast!

With everything going on in the world, it's easy to get distracted.  To focus on what's most important this Rosh Hashanah, download the Four Toasts SederWhether it's health, togetherness or blessing, this simple, 30-minute seder invites everyone to make a toast to what matters during the meal. Our Rosh Hashanah Seder with Tashlich is your opportunity to look back on the year that's passed, or browse our other Rosh Hashanah Readings.

Rosh Hashanah Four Toasts Seder
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Hungry for more?
Check out our favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes & activities

High Holidays Inspired Workbook

Time To Reflect Workbook
Don't miss our popular High Holiday book for grown-ups, featuring tons of activities to help you make this season special. 

Illuminating Our Journey

Illuminating Our Journey

Download this beautiful new guidebook of High Holiday inspiration with Jewish wisdom, art and questions to spark your personal journey. 

Jewtina Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Jewtina Y Co Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Enjoy flavors from across the Spanish-speaking world with these recipes from Jewtina Y Co.

Challah Recipes

Challah Recipes
Start the New Year with easy recipes to help you make your own sweet, round, delicious challah! Gluten-free options included! 

Shana Tova Coloring Book

Shana Tova Coloring Book
Everyone is invited around the table with our kid-friendly coloring book with all the blessings you need for a sweet New Year.

Seeker Season

Seeker Season
Whether you seek reflection, rituals for celebrating at home or a bit of redemption, this High Holiday booklet will lead the way. 

Personalize your Rosh Hashanah Seder to make it meaningful

Why We Eat Apples & Honey
Candle Lighting for Peace
Meditation for the New Year
Challah Making Video 

New Year Coloring Pages + Family-Friendly Faves!

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Grab your crayons! The Shana Tova Coloring Book is back!

Download & print for your Rosh Hashanah table

Shana Tova Coloring Book
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However you're gathering, we've got family-friendly activities
Bless the children in your life
Blow the shofar 
Say the apple blessing in sign language
Eat symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods
Sing shehecheyanu or dance to a playlist for kids

Watch our webinar with PJ Library for more fun ideas

 

Our Ready-to-Print Booklets Make Celebrating Easy!

30 Minute Rosh Hashanah Seder

30-Minute Rosh Hashanah Seder
Hop onto Zoom or gather around the table for this swift seder to help you start the New Year

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah
What's a seder without delicious food? Download and print these tasty ways to start the New Year!

 

 

Rosh Hashanah Seder + Tashlich

Rosh Hashanah Seder + Tashlich
Filled with activities for looking back at 5781 and sharing blessings for the year ahead 

Family Conversations for the High Holidays

Family Conversations Guide
Our partners at PJ Library offer a guide to connecting as a family during the High Holidays.

Illuminating Our Journey

Illuminating Our Journey: A Nireh Or Guide to the High Holidays
Discover 8 weeks of inspiration with Jewish wisdom, art and meditation 

Making Sacred Space at Home

 

Making Sacred Space At Home
Gather the whole family (pets included!) when you download this guide for creating sacred space in your home 

 

 

 

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Don't Miss Our Partners' High Holiday Events!

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For those looking to celebrate this hybrid High Holiday season in the digital communal space, many of our partners are offering meaningful ways to connect. 

Jewtina Y Co and RitualWell is exploring Latin-Jewish High Holiday Practice: Cultural Identity and Ritual on August 26 on Zoom. Parallel sessions will take place in English and Spanish. Register here:  at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ritualwell/559339

JQ International and Nefesh host Queer the New Year Shabbat Shuvah on Friday, September 10 in Los Angeles and on Zoom. Doors at 6 pm, services at 7 pm with optional picnic in Echo Park for vaccinated individuals. Details and COVID safety information available at: http://www.jqinternational.org/events/queerthenewyear5782

Secular Synagogue presents online services for the High Holiday season. Free for members and $54 for those new to the community. Learn more and sign-up at: https://www.secularsynagogue.com/high-holidays-program

SVIVAH will bring together phenomenal scholars and thinkers as part of their HerTorah High Holiday Conversation series throughout Elul. Sign up at: https://www.svivah.org/happenings/hertorah-elul2021

Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity and Hazon will host Preparing for Shmita: A Mindful Elul Workshop in preparation for the Jewish New Year. Learn more and register at: https://www.tasmancenter.org/classes/shmita-elul-2021

Creating Sacred Space At Home

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Hello and welcome to [email protected]. My name is Rebecca Missel, and with just three weeks until Rosh Hashanah, I'll be sharing my favorite ideas you can use to make the High Holidays meaningful.

If you're like me, you've spent a lot of time at home recently.  To make my space feel special for the Holidays, I like to dedicate a small area as holy. You can try this by starting with a flat surface like a bookshelf or table. Then follow the instructions in our downloadable Guide to Creating Sacred Space at Home.

Watch our Home Altar Making Webinar to learn more, and find inspiration and resources to create your own. You can use your altar to praydancemeditatebless and more

Have you built a home altar? Tell me how you're creating sacred space during these High Holidays at Home. Contact [email protected], or tag us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Shana Tova!
Rebecca Missel, Partnerships Director & Ritual Guide

Need inspiration for another hybrid High Holiday?

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We're here to help you host your own Rosh Hashanah seder!

Need inspiration for another hybrid High Holiday?
We're here to help you host your own Rosh Hashanah seder!

High Holidays At Home

First, start with our popular Rosh Hashanah Seder guides, then make it your own with our favorite clips

For extra help, watch our Hosting a Rosh Hashanah Seder webinar

 

Our Favorite Ready-to-Print Booklets Make Celebrating Easy!

Illuminating Our Journey

Illuminating Our Journey: A Nireh Or Guide to the High Holidays
Discover 8 weeks of inspiration with Jewish wisdom, art and meditation 

30 Minute Rosh Hashanah Seder

Four Toasts Rosh Hashanah Seder
Seders aren't just for Passover and this one toasts the New Year in just 30 minutes

 

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah
What's a seder without delicious food? Download and print these tasty ways to start the New Year!

Seeker Season: A High Holiday Guidebook For The Curious & Courageous
Rituals for Elul through Simchat Torah and everything in between

Rosh Hashanah Seder & Tashlich

Rosh Hashanah Seder & Tashlich
Start the New Year with a ritual for looking back before moving into the year ahead 

 

 

Shana Tova Coloring Book

Shana Tova Coloring Book
Need a kid-friendly Rosh Hashanah activity? Download our coloring book with all the blessings you need for a sweet New Year

 

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