The Conservative Movement comes together to learn, sing and connect as a community. Over 60 rabbis and cantors will present, and a variety of selihot services will be offered throughout the evening. Learn more at CJSelihot.org.
Download the Rosh Hashanah Seder for a unique home observance of Rosh Hashanah, compiled by Rabbis Sarit Horwitz, Miriam Liebman, Sarah Krinsky, Daniel Novick, Alex Braver, and Alex Salzberg.
As you prepare for the High Holidays, the Rabbinical Assembly is committed to offering a variety of options for accessing their Mahzor Lev Shalem so you can choose what works best for your community.
We are offering a special extended discount on this publication, as well as options for digital purchase and licensing. Additionally, we have provided resources and information on keeping your books safe and clean. We hope the below options provide peace of mind during this uncertain time. Order Mahzor Lev Shalem in Time for the High Holidays
Resources for safer book handling
Some of you are exploring plans to distribute print mahzorim to your members, and have reached out to request guidance on safe book handling. Although we are not qualified to make specific safety recommendations, we are happy to share some resources from our friends in the world of libraries and archives:
Bond of Life – Digital Version
These letters of guidance are not official responsa of the CJLS because the CJLS wants to offer them to you in an expedited manner and does not have time for the full process of multiple discussions before the entire committee and a formal vote. They have been vetted by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, CJLS chair, Rabbi Pamela Barmash, CJLS co-chair, and teams of CJLS members.
Yamim Noraim – The High Holydays 2020 – 5781
Rosh Hashanah Seder
Live Broadcast of Selihot from the Egalitarian Kotel – Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4 PM EDT
Turning Your Home Into a Sacred Space by Cantor Matt Axelrod, Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains, NJ
International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study
Yizkor For COVID-19 Victims By Chaplain Barry E. Pitegoff, BCC
Data-Driven Planning for the High Holy Days: Guidelines for the Services in the Age of Covid-19
How to chant, sing and understand Unataneh Tokef from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
The top ten Rosh Hashanah Melodies from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
How to recite the beginning and ending of all the Amidahs from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
The Rosh Hashanah Musaf from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
High Holy Day Playlist from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
The Yom Kippur Melodies You Know You Know from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
Kol Nidre Your Way: We’ve Got This! from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
Imagining Virtual High Holidays – From Rabbi Amy Small
Home High Holy Day Manual – from Highland Park Conservative Temple – Congregation Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, NJ
Elul Channel Playlist | Elul Channel Just Music Playlist from Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Riverdale, NY
High Holiday Seder Companion from the Honey Foundation for Israel
Inclusion: Physical/Mental Disabilities
SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 at 4 PM EDT
Join the Masorti Movement for a live broadcast of selihot from the Egalitarian Kotel.
Visit their Facebook page for more information and to view the livestream
SEPTEMBER 10th-17th, 2020
V’samachta B’veitecha | Rejoicing at Home
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Simhat Torah Idea Slam
Click here to view the recording. Passcode t.%HRN49
AUGUST 27th, 2020 at 2 PM ET
Rosh Hashanah Seder
Join us to learn about Hit’hadshut, a High Holiday seder for renewal of ourselves and the world. Our presenters will share the inspiration and ideas behind the seder’s creation and will advise us on best tips for using the seder. The seder will be available as a free PDF for all.
Click here to view the recording.
The Path Forward: Navigating High Holiday Services in the Time of COVID
Click here to view the recording for small congregations (<250 Member Units)
Click here to view the recording for medium congregations (250-650 Member Units)
Click here to view the recording for large congregations (650+ Member Units)
AUGUST 4, 2020
Rabbinical Assembly Webinar on Abbreviating Liturgy
AUGUST 3rd, 2020
Streaming on Shabbat and Holidays? Two Positions, One Movement
AUGUST 3rd, 2020 at 3 PM ET
Putting the Joy into Sukkot & Simhat Torah on Zoom
Join Rabbi Yael Buechler and Amichai Margolis of the Leffell School in Westchester, NY for tips about how to utilize Zoom tools for Hallel, Hakafot, sukkah-hopping and more.
Click here to access the webinar recording.
Engaging Your Members During the High Holiday Season
Click here to access the webinar recording
Click here for related materials
JUNE 30, 2020
Creating Virtual High Holiday Experiences
JUNE 24, 2020
Enhancing Your High Holiday Live Streaming Experience Use the password 3r?!118E
This page will be updated regularly with new resources and information. If you have not found what you are looking for, please check back and/ or contact your synagogue consultant for additional information.