High Holidays at Home | Celebrating in 2020

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 pm
by Julie Ward

The High Holidays, beginning the evening of Friday, September 18, will be celebrated differently this year as we follow social distancing protocols to keep each other safe during COVID-19. To help you observe these holidays at home, we’ve gathered virtual events from some of our favorite organizations. 


Sins, Stars and Shofars: A Virtual Rosh Hashanah Experience

Join JewBelong for a virtual Rosh Hashanah on September 18, 2020, at 6:30 PM. The one-hour interactive event will take a deep dive into the Rosh Hashanah themes of Apology, Tashlich (casting off our sins and what no longer serves us well), and Legacy (what do you want to be written on your tombstone and how do you start living that way now?). The event is free and you can even follow along with JewBelong’s High Holidays Booklet.

Sins, Stars and Shofars will feature big names like Eric Balfour, Senator Cory Booker, Dan Bucatinsky, Pete Buttigieg, Gabrielle Carteris, Joanna Coles, Yuval David, Andy Einhorn, Ophira Eisenberg, Karith Foster, Judy Gold, Mandy Gonzalez, Jill Kargman, Richard Kind, Lisa Loeb, O’Neal McKnight, Larry Milstein, Alysia Reiner, Melissa Rivers, Bakari Sellers, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, The Sklar Brothers, Patti Stanger, Miriam Sternoff, Noa Tishby, Ritchie Torres, Sela Ward, Steven Weber, Eboni K. Williams, Ethan Zohn, and more.

Register for the event Download the booklet


Singing in the Sukkah

2 for Seder, an organization that fights Anti-Semitism through inclusion, will present Singing in the Sukkah on October 6, 2020, at 6:00 PM. The virtual event will feature performances from three musicians, including Sara Stock Mayo, from across North America. A donation is encouraged to help cover the cost of 2 for Seder’s Sukkot events and the development 2 for Seder’s Sukkot Guide. The Sukkot Guide will help you learn about Sukkot traditions, give you ideas for adapting the holiday to your home and family, Discussion Cards, and the SafeSukkah Fact Sheet to help you have a COVID-safe experience. 

Register for the Event Request the Guide


Celebrate the High Holidays with My Jewish Learning

Educational website, MyJewishLearning.com teamed up with 70 Faces Media to make it easy to learn, pray, and enjoy every stage of the High Holidays. Throughout the season, join free classes, prayer services, moments for reflection, and more.

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join kveller for a series of live events

  1. Call Your Mother Rosh Hashanah Q&A — Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 PM 
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  2. Rosh Hashanah Shabbat family service with Alicia Jo Rabins — Friday, September 18 at 4:30 PM on Zoom.  
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  3. Virtual Tashlich with Rabbi Ruth-Abusch — Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 PM 
    Tune in on Facebook

l'shanah tovah Lagniappe!

Looking for ways to celebrate on your own time? Check out some of these great resources for families. 

Download PJ Library’s guide to celebrating the High Holidays at Home. Browse digital activities, music, and videos to help you and your family celebrate.

Get the Guide

Watch a fun video from your children’s favorite Disney stars talking about Rosh Hashanah traditions.

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