Rosh Hashanah (September 24-26, 2014) and Yom Kippur (October 3-4, 2014)
Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement) offer opportunities for reflection and renewal. For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—commonly referred to as the High Holidays—are a time to examine our actions and consider our responsibilities to others.
To enrich your celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we invite you to use the following resources that draw upon the themes of the High Holidays to promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people worldwide:
- A reflection to share among friends, in synagogue or at your holiday table
- A short meditation on the sound of the shofar (ram’s horn) to include in your holiday meal
- A multimedia text study, Sounding Out Justice, to use with family and friends or as the basis for a synagogue program
- An educational supplement to lead a shofar-blowing workshop and explore how blowing the shofar can inspire us to pursue justice