High Holy Day Live Stream
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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.
All of our services will be led by Rabbi Brant Rosen.
This past summer, Rabbi Linda, and Revs. Amy and Anne were part of a delegation to Palestine with the Christian Peacemaker Team (led by Rev. Amy). We spent two weeks witnessing the experience of Palestinians on the West Bank, hearing their stories, learning about organizations that are trying to make a difference for the community. We were all deeply moved, saddened, and angered.
At this moment on Yom Kippur, we will focus on our experiences: with stories, song, and ritual. We hope to bring the experience to life for the community, to start a conversation among us, and to open up possibilities for work we can continue to do together to make a difference for the Palestinian future.
All are invited to join with us for this hour and, for those who would like to stay, to spend the next hour, the last hour of Yom Kippur, together as we chant the concluding service.
Tikkun Olam Chavurah: a spiritual and political community grounded in Jewish values led by Rabbi Linda Holtzman
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.
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Please pull up or print out the teshuva document, especially if you do not speak Spanish. This text will be read in Spanish and Hebrew only. If there are any service interruptions please try reloading and hang on! Just pretend you, like us, are being delayed at a border patrol checkpoint, a taste of life in the borderlands.
The School of the Americas Watch Convergence Interfaith Service
October 7-10, SOAW is holding a convergence on both side of the border, in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, raising awareness of militarization of the US-Mexico border, and how US actions contribute to the causes of people fleeing Central and South America. Issues along the US-Mexico border are connected to those in Israel-Palestine; in Arizona we stand under the shadow of border surveillance towers made by the Israeli company, Elbit Systems, and border patrol agents have been trained by Israelis.
This event falls between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur and JVP members are highlighting the act of teshuvah, repentance, as a part of an interfaith service. In this time we make amends to people and confess our wrongdoings to G!d. We do this not only for our individual actions of harm, but the ways we have been complicit in our community doing harm. Our segment in Spanish, English, and Hebrew was developed with input from members of the JVP Rabbinical Council, and will be led by Deborah Mayaan (JVP-Tucson) and Elaine Cohen (JVP-Austin). The service is planned to run a little over an hour, and the JVP segment is expected to start at approximately 47 minutes in (9:17 CST).
This service is live streamed on audio only.
Kehilla Community Synagogue:
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.
- School of the Americas Watch Teshuva Prayer
- JVP Tashlich Ritual Guide
- Kol Nidre Ritual Guide
- Kol Nidre Mourning Ritual
- Donate to JVP for the New Year