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What Makes the High Holidays "High"?

Why eat apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah? Why do we fast on Yom Kippur? Home and synagogue practices are explored and explained from a spiritual perspective. Learn about the order of the synagogue service and understand the meanings behind major prayers.


Sep 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$50.00 Member
$60.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Holy Days: Forgiveness and the Possibility of Human Change

Explore the meaning of the High Holy Days from different perspectives.
Co-sponsored by Romenu.

I. "Return Again…" with Rabbi David Ingber
The spiritual process of change involves both returning to who we really are and becoming who we are yet to be.
II. The Palace of Return Is Music Itself with Shir Yaakov
Come sing new and ancient melodies as we prepare to do the dance of gratitude, grief, and forgiveness.
III. The High Holy Days and the 12-Step Ladder with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses
Explore how major themes of the High Holidays align with the 12-step recovery process.



3 times on Thursdays
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sep 4 - Sep 18
$75.00 Member
$100.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

The Imperfect Parent and the High Holidays

Parents often struggle with embodying a mythical image of "perfect parent" while coming to terms with their own imperfections. In this workshop for parents of children of all ages (preschool to adult), we will use the themes of the High Holidays to explore how we can embrace our imperfect attempts to love and mentor our children. Co-sponsored by West End Synagogue.


Sep 11
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep 18
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$36.00 Member
$50.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Shmita Yom Iyun: An Afternoon of Exploring the Sabbatical Tradition

As we prepare to begin the shmita year, join us for an afternoon of exploring the traditions and themes of agriculture and environmentalism, spiritual renewal, rethinking our relationship to the land, debt forgiveness, creativity, and more. As we explore the shmita from its biblical roots to the teachings of Rav Kook to contemporary applications and interpretations, this afternoon will leave you energized and inspired. Co-presented with Hazon.

3–6 pm, reception at 6 pm



Sun, Sep 14
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$7.00 All
$14 at door
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Days of Awe Cemetery Visit

It is customary to visit the graves of parents and other loved ones around the High Holidays, but many New Yorkers are unable to visit the cemetery easily. Thanks to Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, we are pleased to offer you a comfortable car ride to visit loved ones buried nearby, accompanied by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Director of the Center for Jewish Living. Join us for a light breakfast at 10:30 am before cars depart at 11 am. Registration permitting, we will have buses to the Queens, Farmingdale, and Paramus, NJ, cemeteries. Pre-registration required; deadline is Tues, Sept 2.


Mon, Sep 15
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
$5.00 All
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Peoplehood with Purpose: Universalism, Particularism, and the High Holidays

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Rabbi Rolando Matalon, Professor Lisa Grant, moderated by Rabbi Joy Levitt

The High Holiday Liturgy addresses the question of why be Jewish altogether. Are we reflecting on the condition of all humanity, or are we praying specifically for the Jewish people? High Holiday preparation is an opportunity to reflect on the nature of Jewish peoplehood—but peoplehood with purpose! In conjunction with the Jewish Lights Prayers of Awe series, edited by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD. Co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun.


Mon, Sep 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$10.00 Member
$15.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace

Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Speaking on her newly-published book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, Rabbi Eilberg will highlight Jewish understandings of conflict and peacebuilding as they apply to interpersonal conflict, interreligious encounter, intra-communal discord, and even international hostilities. Her presentation will be followed by brief talks on resources for peace in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.



Thu, Oct 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Kaddish: Women’s Voices

Any woman who has said Kaddish for a loved one has a story about the often fraught experience of navigating loss and honoring the memory of a loved one while staying true to herself. Join Nessa Rappoport, Shelley Richman Cohen, and Paula Gantz as they share their stories, as they appear in National Jewish Book Award winner Kaddish: Women’s Voices, reflections of 52 women from around the world with editors Barbara Ashkenas and Michal Smart. Book signing and reception to follow.


Mon, Nov 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives

In a new collection of essays, editors Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer invite 20 women to share their Jewish wisdom with insight and humor, taking their place in the tradition of sacred storytelling.


Sun, Dec 7
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$5.00 Member
$10.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

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