"Judaism has never been solely a religion to me. It’s a people, a culture, and a religion, kind of like a state of being. It helps me locate myself in the world."
A sample of recent holiday ritual documents created by our ritual committees (and updated yearly) is available here. Please feel free to download them for your own personal use.
- Rosh Hashanah 2012
- Rosh Hashanah 2013
- Yom Kippur 2011
- Yom Kippur 2013
- Tu B'shvat 2011
- Pesakh/Passover Haggadah 2012
- Pesakh/Passover Haggadah 2013
- Pesakh/Passover Haggadah 2014
- Pesakh/Passover Haggadah 2016
Every Rosh Hashanah, a community member is invited to give a d'var on a topic that relates something of personal interest or expertise to larger lessons for the upcoming year. Click below for the d'var delivered this year by former executive director Lisa Gallatin:
Below is a sampling of d'vars from recent years. Feel free to download them to read at your leisure.
- Janet Axelrod - 2011 (untitled)
- Rosa Blumenfeld - 2009 (untitled)
- Steve Ostrow - 2008 ("Worth Noticing? The Spanish Civil War Vet, the Lamed Vovniks, and the People of Gaza")
- Mike Felsen - 2007 (untitled)