Jewish Holidays

A Snowbird’s Rosh HaShanah or Norman Rockwell Made it Look Easy

by Les Rosenthal

Image by Ajale from Pixabay

If we lived in Eutopia, preparing for the High Holidays with my wife, Pat, and our adult children, Katie and Kerri, when both adult daughters live within driving distance would be easy and enjoyable. Not so much… Continue reading

High Holy Days Challah

By Peter Fritz

All year long our challah is braided, but it is round for Rosh Hashanah. What does the challah’s shape teach us about this special time of year?

There are many explanations. Round challahs have no end, symbolizing… Continue reading

Forbidden Fruit, Rosh Hashanah, and Our Environment

By Rabbi Natan Margalit

Image of Pomegranite and two apples.

According to Hasidic traditions, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, worked in a deeper way than we usually think about it. It’s… Continue reading

Rabbi Rosalind Bio

Rabbi Rosalind Glazer In Jerusalem

Ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah in 2012. After moving to Jerusalem to serve as Interim Director for RRC’s rabbinical program in Israel, she founded Joyful Jerusalem Lifecycles and Destination Celebrations where… Continue reading

High Holy Days at Sof

Message from Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Rabbi Rosalind Glazer In Jerusalem

Dear Friends,

I write to you from my home office in Jerusalem as I watch the summer sun slip away and I begin feeling the pivot toward Elul. With the final month of the Jewish… Continue reading

High Holy Days Service Schedule 5780 (2019)

Rosh HaShanah Services:

Sun. Sept 29 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (with dessert potluck after services)

Mon. Sept 30 9:00 AM-12:30 PM (apples/honey dairy/parve potluck)

Tue. Oct 1 9:00 AM-12:30 PM (apples/honey dairy/parve potluck)

 

Shabbat Shuvah Saturday Morning Services:… Continue reading

Studying on Shavuot: From the feet of a man to the foot of a mountain

By Dina Yoshimi

Ten Commandments Tablets

Growing up in a Reform shul, I associated Shavuot with two rites of passage: consecration and confirmation. On Erev Shavuot, the rabbi would call all the children who were set to begin their Jewish studies in the… Continue reading

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