High Holidays

Can we do the Holidays on our own?

I got a reality check last week, a synagogue email offered etrog and lulav kits for sale. Yup, the High Holy Days are only a month away and on their heels, Sukkot. I adore Sukkot and always have a sukkah. I love having guests in my sukkah and have introduced lots of amazing people to…

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High Holy Day Services online 2020

Live streaming High Holy Day Services are available all over. Here’s the list of what I have so far. If your synagogue will offer virtual High Holy Day services and you don’t see it listed here, please email me – dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org.  Send me a link to your synagogue’s information. Thank you!   B’nai Emunah, San…

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Kol Nidre: Community and Confession

For many, many years I have attended High Holidays at my congregation. The most attended service of the year is Kol Nidre, the evening service on Yom Kippur. While Rosh Hashanah is joyous, Yom Kippur feels sorrowful to me even though I love it. Yom Kippur is traditionally viewed as one of the two happiest…

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