The NLE Morasha Syllabus offers many classes relevant to the Yamim Noraim. You can teach them in Elul to prepare your students for the High Holidays, or presented as an alternative during the services themselves. There are three classes addressing Rosh Hashanah, two on Teshuvah, and one on Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah I: Meeting Our “Author” Rosh... Read more »
No matter what style of service you run, the Complete Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Prayer Service Companions will help add insight and inspiration to your minyan. Machzor commentaries, stories, and discussion ideas follow the order of the tefillot. The Prayer Companions can be downloaded in either Pdf or Word formats; the latter enables you... Read more »
God created each individual with unique attributes and talents, and the ability to exercise free will in order to reach his potential. During the year we may make mistakes and use our free will to undermine our ability to reach our potential. As we shall see in this two-part series, God therefore gave us the... Read more »
Morasha Classes Rosh HaShanah I: Meeting Our “Author” Rosh HaShanah II: The Big Bang and Me Rosh HaShanah III: Simanim & Tashlich – Serious Excitement Programming Ideas How to Run High Holidays Learner’s Minyan and Classes The St. Johns Wood Synagogue High Holy Days Companion 2014-5775 / click here for the cover Tools Easy Online Guide:... Read more »
This page offers links that will help you in preparing yourself, your students or congregants for the Yamim Noraim.
Days of Awe, by Rabbi Avraham Sutton, teaches you how to approach the High Holidays in the light of being, Awesome Days. The reader will walk away with the ability to make your experience of the High Holidays deeper, more meaningful and infinitely rewarding. To read Days of Awe in full please click here.
This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God’s loving presence in our life every day. There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should... Read more »
Rosh HaShanah arrives majestically at the beginning of the Jewish calendar year, marking the Day of Judgment and start of the Days of Awe. This is an intense time of introspection, prayer, and striving for personal improvement. On Rosh HaShanah, we coronate God as King amidst shofar blasts, and begin the Ten Days of Repentance... Read more »
We learned the unparalleled significance of Rosh HaShanah in the first Morasha class on Rosh HaShanah – God judges us on this day for life, health, prosperity, and the opportunity for spiritual growth that we will be granted for the entire year. With such towering stakes, how should we marshal a case to ensure a... Read more »
The anticipation of dipping apples in honey and walking to a river to recite Tashlich in the afternoon – these experiences evoke within us fond memories of the Rosh HaShanah festival. One should not think, however, that these customs are merely sentimental; as we shall soon learn, they are infused with great meaning. In this... Read more »