Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and begins a period of 10 days of repentance which leads up to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).
Scroll down for lots of other Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur materials!
Click here for Streaming Services: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Broadcasts
Streaming Rosh Hashanah services:
- Rosh Hashanah Evening 8:15 PM EDT on Sunday, September 29
- Rosh Hashanah Morning 10:30 AM EDT on Monday, September 30
- Yom Kippur Evening (Kol Nidre) 8:15 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 8
- Yom Kippur Morning 10:30 AM EDT on Wednesday, October 9
- Yom Kippur Memorial Service 3:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 9
Here’s a quick overview of Rosh Hashanah.
Here’s a quick overview of Yom Kippur.
Video Streamed Services:
Information about our 2017 streaming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Read Rabbi Robert Barr’s thoughts on Why I Don’t Read the Binding of Isaac on Rosh Hashanah
Read Rabbi Robert Barr’s thoughts on Reading the Sodom and Gomorrah Story
To see or hear the sermons for 2010 – 2015 click here.
To see or hear the midrashim for 2010 – 2015 click here.
Children’s Stories for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:
The Mona Lisa: A High Holiday Children’s Story (pdf format)
The Messiest Torah story: A High Holiday Children’s Story (pdf format)
Midrashim (Creative Stories For Adults) with Discussion Questions:
Barr’s Banter (Brief Podcast on Contemporary Jewish Thought):
Online Services and the Theory of Relativity
Why (not) Two Days of Rosh Hashanah
Sounding the Shofar on the Sabbath
High Holidays – Early or Late?
Congress, The Economic Bailout, and Rosh Hashanah (originally posted October 7, 2008)
For Families with Children:
High Holiday Activities for Children – Art and edible projects for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur include honey cups, apple stamping, New Year’s cards, cookies, and resolutions. Check them out!
High Holiday Discussion Ideas for Families with Children
Audio and Video Files:
Check out our audio and video files of sermons, midrashim, Kol Nidre chanted, and Torah portions from our High Holiday services from previous years.
When does Rosh Hashanah begin in 2017?
Sunset of Wednesday, September 20.
When does Yom Kippur begin in 2017?
Sunset of Friday, September 29.
When does Rosh Hashanah begin in 2018?
Sunset of Sunday, September 9.
When does Yom Kippur begin in 2018?
Sunset of Tuesday, September 18.
When does Rosh Hashanah begin in 2019?
Sunset of Sunday, September 29.
When does Yom Kippur begin in 2019?
Sunset of Tuesday, October 8.