5778 High Holidays

Accountability. Audacity. Awakening.

High Holidays Live Stream: Our Schedule

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.

Rosh Hashanah: Jewish New Year – Sep 20-22  *  Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement – Sep 29-30 
Sukkot: Harvest Festival – Oct 4-11  *  Simchat Torah: Celebration of the Torah – Oct 12-13

This is our second year hosting live digital services after 700 people joined in 5777. All JVP members are invited to participate. You can become a member here and check your membership status here. If you are not a member, you are welcome to join and we ask for a $18 donation here.
PLEASE NOTE: all times are listed in CENTRAL time to avoid confusion between four timezones.

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

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September 20th
8-10:30 pm (Central)
Nevei Kodesh | Boulder, CO
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny

Community Is A Radical Value​

Greet the new year with ceremony, embodied ritual, and contemplation of our collective responsibility for one another, supported by exquisite music and collective prayer.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Watch the service live on Nevei Kodesh’s Facebook page.

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September 20th
9:00pm-12:00 am (Central)
Kadima Reconstructionist Community | Seattle, WA
Rabbi David Basior

Sanctuary Rooted in Jewish Tradition

Erev Rosh HaShanah services include song, reflection, discussion under the leadership of our ritual and liturgy team and rabbi. This year we are focusing on the theme of Sanctuary as we commit to the practice of protecting one another in the coming year and beyond.

Apologies, no link to a prayerbook this year.

Click here to watch the livestream

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September 21st
8:30 am-12pm (Central)
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Tikkun Olam Chavruah | Philadelphia, PA
Elliott batTzedek and Karen Escovitz, Fringes: a feminist, non-zionist havurah | Philadelphia, PA

Sanctuary: the Political and Personal.

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.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Watch the service live on YouTube here.

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September 21st
10:30 am- 3:30 pm (Central)
Nevei Kodesh | Boulder, CO
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny

Community Is A Radical Value​

Supported by a stunning musical ensemble, services begin with facilitated embodied movement practice, before building into a joyful, all-singing & dancing praise fest co-facilitated by recent bnai mitzva.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Watch the service live on Nevei Kodesh’s Facebook page.

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September 21st
10:00 am – 1pm (Central)
Tzedek Chicago | Chicago, IL
Rabbi Brant Rosen

Our tradition demands we organize for the world to come.

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.  All of our services will be led by Rabbi Brant Rosen.

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Click here to watch the live stream!

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Update September 5, 2017
This event was canceled due to participation in a local action.

September 29th
8:30 – 10:30 pm (Central)
Kehilla Community Synagogue | Oakland, CA
Rabbi Dev Noily

Facing Our Times with Spiritual Audacity.

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.

Apologies, no link to a prayerbook this year.

Watch the service live on JVP Bay Area’s Facebook page.

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September 29th
5:00pm – 6:30pm (Central)
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Tikkun Olam Chavruah | Philadelphia, PA
Elliott batTzedek and Karen Escovitz, 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.

Link to supplements coming soon.

Watch the livestream here

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September 30th
10:00am -1pm(Central)
Tzedek Chicago| Chicago, IL
Rabbi Brant Rosen

Sermon: Prison & Police Abolition.

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.  All of our services will be led by Rabbi Brant Rosen.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Click here to watch the live stream!

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September 30th
10:30 am-9 pm (Central) with breaks
Nevei Kodesh | Boulder, CO
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny

Bring your body, your breath, and your introspection as together we take a deep dive into at-one-ment.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Watch the service live on Nevei Kodesh’s Facebook page.

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September 30th
6:30 pm  (Central) goes into Neilah
Kehilla Community Synagogue | Oakland, CA
Rabbi Dev Noily

Facing Our Times with Spiritual Audacity.

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.

all in central time zone:

6:30 – Yizkor service of remembrance by Rabbi Dev Noily
7:15 – Teaching by Rabbi David J. Cooper

8:30 – Ne’ilah with Howard Hamburger & Shulamit Wise Fairman
10:05 – Havdallah

Apologies, no link to a prayerbook this year.

Watch the service live on JVP Bay Area’s Facebook page.

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September 30th
4pm-5 pm (Central)
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Tikkun Olam Chavruah | Philadelphia, PA
Elliott batTzedek and Karen Escovitz, Fringes: a feminist, non-zionist havurah | Philadelphia, PA

Martyrology: Mass Incarceration, Bail reform.

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.

Watch the livestream here.

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September 30th
7:00pm-9:00pm (Central)
Nevei Kodesh | Boulder, CO
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny

Experience the culmination of 40 days of spiritual attention, as together we stand before the open ark and plead for the fate of the world this coming year. All are invited to come close and pray hard.

Click here for companion prayer book.

Watch the service live on Nevei Kodesh’s Facebook page.

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September 30th
8:00pm-9:00pm (Central)
Kadima Reconstructionist Community | Seattle, WA
Rabbi David Basior

Sanctuary Rooted in Jewish Tradition

Ne’ilah services at Kadima Reconstructionist Community include an energetic reprisal of the best of our High Holiday music to end our Days of Awe on a high and remind ourselves of our commitments made during the season. Rabbi David will lead this service with a reflection on a renewal of vows that are 50 years old, as the final shofar blast resets the work we have done 50 years in the making.

Apologies, no link to a prayerbook this year.

Click here to watch the livestream.

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As we welcome the New Year 5778 on the Jewish Calendar, we pause to take a step out of our busy year, the months and news cycles that collide into each other. We reflect on the grief of the year past, the victories, the mis-steps and the close calls. 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?

OTHER RESOURCES

To Welcome in the New Year

Narrow Bridge Yahrtzeit Candles

The yahrtzeit candle is lit during the week of Shiva (mourning). It is also lit at sundown on the eve of the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the death) and at sundown preceding the start of Yom Kippur and at sundown preceding the last day of Suckot, Passover and Shavuot.

Order your yahrtzeit candles: www.narrowbridgecandles.com

Narrow Bridge Candles is a Jewish ritual candlemaking project in support of the full Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel (BDS). A Portion of Profits of Narrow Bridge Candles go to the Stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Campaign.

The ordering deadline for Yahrtzeit candles in time for High Holidays is September 1st. The ordering deadline for Hanukkah Candles in time for Hanukkah is Friday November 17th.

5778 Calendar

Organized by the Jewish months featuring art, culture and knowledge made by the brilliant and beautiful Jewish left. A celebration of Jewish culture that is intersectional, queer, feminist, anti-racist, and that challenges and builds a Judaism and Jewishness beyond Zionism. Order the calendar and more here.

Order by 1 Elul (23 August) and get your calendar by Rosh Hashanah. $10-$36, pay what you can. Already excited about wanting to submit art for next next year? Keep track of us on the Facebook and Instagram for all the important updates.

Soul Candles

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 memorial candlemaking during the high holy day season. Burned during Yom Kippur and throughout the year, their lighting awakens the souls of ancestors and calls on them to pray for the wellbeing of the living. Making ritual candles at this time is an opportunity to connect with ancestors, mourn recent losses, and pray for the year to come. This kit is a collaboration between Ariana Katz and Narrow Bridge Candles.

narrowbridgecandles.com/soul-candles-ritual-kit

The ordering deadline is September 6th, 2017 to receive by Yom Kippur!

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