Meet the Communities Livestreaming the High Holidiays


On Rosh Hashanah, tradition tells us our fate for the coming year is written in the Book of Life, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed—what will we commit to building in the coming year that might change the course of our own lives, and how will we commit ourselves to movements for justice in the year to come?

Meet the communities are offering live streaming of their Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services. If you haven’t registered, you can here.


Kehilla Community Synagogue: Bay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA

Kehilla is a community of social progressives and spiritual seekers: a participatory, musical, celebratory and democratic congregation of all ages, identities and family constellations.

Kehilla observance traditions include rousing music, contemplative music, prayer, meditation, and dance. How do we collectively access our deepest selves surrounded and supported by our community? How do we re energize ourselves to continue our work for justice in the world in the coming year? We rediscover the secret each year.


Nevei Kodesh
Boulder, CO

Congregation Nevei Kodesh is a renewal congregation building a dynamic, inclusive, multigenerational, participatory community dedicated to renewing Jewish tradition through engaged spiritual practice, vibrant song, meaningful study, and responsible social action.


Tzedek Chicago
Chicago, IL

We are an intentional congregation rooted in core values that guide the life of our community. We draw our inspiration from Torah’s central story of liberation, from the voices of prophets who courageously spoke truth to power, from the chutzpah of ancient rabbis who responded to the reality of exile with a vision of healing and righteousness and from countless generations of rebels, radicals, revolutionaries and rabble rousers – Jewish and non-Jewish alike – who challenged the status quo in order to create a better, fairer and more equitable world.

Our services will include our unique mix of prayer, action, music, poetry, learning and inspiration and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces as we continue to build our Tzedek community.


Tikun Olam & Fringes: a Feminist, Non-Zionist Havurah &
Philadelphia, PA

Our services are a combination of traditional and original liturgy, along with a rich musical experience, and social justice-centered talks and Torah study. We create a spiritual home for politically-engaged Jews who want to do the deep personal introspection of the High Holidays within the understanding that our lives unfold in a wider world. As a community we believe in radical inclusion, and welcome your full Jewish self – questions, doubts, connection to Jewish values and a search for new answers.


Seattle, WA

Kadima Reconstructionist Community builds vibrant, purposeful, learning community for Jews and our allies. Committed to racial, economic and gender justice, we bridge spirituality and social justice through Shabbat and holiday celebration, inter-generational learning, and solidarity work with #blacklivesmatter and movements to end the Israeli occupation.


Deborah Maayan with JVP-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
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Situated just 60 miles from the US-Mexico border that divides the Tohono O’odham Nation, JVP-Tucson draws connections between US/Mexico/O’odham and Israel/Palestine resistance to border militarization through participating with local groups and sharing nationally.  We’ve shared perspectives with the wider JVP community through convening panels on cross-border issues at the 2015 and 2017 National Member Meetings, and coordinating JVPers from across the country coming in for the 2016 School of the Americas Watch Encuentro on both sides of the wall in Ambos Nogales.

Our innovative ritual has included the first binational bilingual seder on both sides of the wall in Ambos Nogales, that included phone access to the day’s counting of the omer

And last year’s Sukkot celebration in Ajo (near the area of the most active migrant corridors and subsequent deaths in the desert) attended by humanitarian aid workers and members of the small local Jewish community.

Days of Awe workshop: Deborah Mayaan 
Deborah Mayaan is a member of the Tucson chapter of JVP, and organized JVP members coming in for the School of the Americas Watch Encuentro on both sides of the border in Ambos Nogales in 2016. As part of that, she worked with other JVP members and the Rabbinic Council to develop a cross-border teshuvah prayer of repentance for our community’s part in border militarization. In leading this workshop, she draws upon many years of  lay spiritual leadership, and also experiences from her work facilitating groups in writing workshops and in groups for support and transformation, including groups meeting online by videoconference.

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