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Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year – Sep 29-Oct 1 (Sun-Tues)   *   Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement – Oct 8-9 (Tues-Weds)
Sukkot: Feast of Tabernacles – Oct 13-15 (Sun‑Tues) and Oct 16-20 (Weds‑Sun) * Shmini Atzeret: Eighth Day of Assembly – Oct 21 (Mon)  *   Simchat Torah: Day of Celebrating the Torah – Oct 22 (Tues)

We pause to take a step out of this tumultuous year, the months and news cycles that collide into each other.

We reflect on last year’s grief and joys. 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?

JVP is proud to live stream High Holiday services led by Rabbis and JVP members from congregations and havurot spanning the country. Join us in interweaving the political and spiritual through prayer, song, study and the new year’s themes. Our vision is to offer this deep, values-based opportunity for our members and friends in order to nourish our justice-seeking communities for the coming year and beyond.

Meet the communities offering live streaming of their Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services in the Bay Area, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boulder.

The schedule of live streams will be posted a few weeks before Rosh Hashanah. There will be options to live stream with at least two communities for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Day One, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur day. Please register to get schedule updates. Thank you for your patience.

Across the country, JVP Rabbis and leaders are leading services and gatherings to bring in the New Year. Find a congregation or havurah near you!

Order our beautiful Rosh Hashanah card created by Joey Nicholson, a queer, Jewish tattoo artist based in Toronto.Tashlich Ritual Guide

Ushpizin Incantations: A Sukkot Supplement

Additional Tashlich ceremony from Tikkun Olam Chavurah & Philadelphia Jewish Voice for Peace

More ritual guides:

Rosh Hashanah 5777 Ritual Guide

Past Tashlich Ritual Guide

School of the Americas Watch Teshuva Prayer

Kol Nidre Mourning Ritual

5780 New Year Ritual Boxes

Give the Gift of Ritual Support in 5780! The 5780 New Year Boxes contain handcrafted ritual tools to support you and your loved ones in having the ritual lives you desire. They also contain our High Holy Day herbal offering, the Remember Tincture, which supports connection with ancestors, purpose and spirit in this special time. You can order this box one-time or as a part of a Seasonal Subscription. (Pictured is the 5779 New Year Box). Also available in the 5780 New Year Collection are a Build-your-own Havdallah Kit and Yahrtzeit Candles.

1) 5780 New Year Ritual Box – Includes four pairs of Shabbat Candles, one 6″ Havdallah Candle, one Yahrtzeit Candle, one jar of honey, and a 1/2 oz “Remember” Tincture

2) 5780 New Year Deluxe Box – Includes 12 pairs of Shabbat Candles, one 12″ Havdallah Candle, one Yahrtzeit Candle, one jar of honey, and a 1/2 oz “Remember” Tincture

3) Creative Ritual Fall Box – Multi-use tools for Jews and non-Jews alike! – includes one Memorial Candle, five pairs of minis, two pairs of 6” tapers and a “Remember” Tincture

Learn More and Order by September 13th to guarantee delivery in time for the High Holy Days.

5780 Radical Jewish Calendar Project

Organized by Jewish month, layering Jewish and Gregorian dates, astrological happenings, holidays, and political history.

12 months of political art, culture, and history made by dreamers, artists, and organizers who want to know what time it is.

Learn more and order.

Soul Candles Ritual Kit

With this kit, we bring the tkhines of Jewish women into our lives and hold them up to shine brightly. 

The Soul Candles candle making tradition has been passed down through tkhines, Yiddish collections of prayers by and for women. Soul Candles are made to both honor ancestors and protect the living. Said while spinning wick into candles, these tkhines prayers capture the ritual of Jewish Russian and other Eastern European women’s memorial candle making during the High Holy Day season. Jonah Aline Daniel, Rabbi Ariana Katz, and Rebekah Erev have partnered in the past handful of years to explore thkines and the Soul Candles traditions through text, ritual, art, research, prayer and craft. The kit includes all the wick, wax, and ritual guidance required to participate in the ritual fully.

(Pictured is the 5779 Soul Candles Kit.) The 5780 kits build on the the 5779 kits with even more ritual and artistic offerings.

Learn More and Order by September 13th to guarantee delivery in time for the High Holy Days.

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