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Prayer Resources - High Holidays

We are happy to provide these resources to support study and prayer at home during the pandemic.

A Companion to the High Holidays 5781-2020 (downloadable PDF, includes service outlines and much more)

Video Recordings of High Holiday Highlights

Individual videos are embedded below, in order for each holiday. Page numbers appear as captions in the videos, referring to the Koren Sacks Ashkenaz Machzor. Sermons are accompanied by a link to the full text.

Quick Links to some of the videos below

Rosh Hashanah (first of all videos)

Rosh Hashanah - Torah Readings

Rosh Hashanah - Sermons

Yom Kippur (first of all videos)

Yom Kippur - Torah Reading

Yom Kippur - Sermon

Additional links:

YouTube playlist of all our Rosh Hashanah videos in order.

YouTube playlist of all our Yom Kippur videos in order.

The Book of Jonah re-enacted by Mira Kessler! for families with children (with this discussion guide of questions you can talk about with kids after watching the video).

Rosh Hashanah - Shacharit Piyutim

Rosh Hashanah - Torah Readings

Day One: The Banishing of Hagar and Ishmael, The Peace Treaty with Avimelech: Genesis 21:1-34.

Day Two: The Binding of Isaac, Genesis 22:1-24.

Rosh Hashanah - Sermons

Rosh Hashanah: "May They Bind Themselves Together as One" (full text here)

Untaneh Tokef: Reflections on Fighting for Life (full text here)

Rosh Hashanah - Musaf Piyutim

Rosh Hashanah - Shofar Service

Yom Kippur - Kol Nidrei and Ma'ariv

Yom Kippur - Shacharit Piyutim

Yom Kippur - Torah Reading (Morning)

Yom Kippur in the Wilderness: Leviticus 16:1-34

Yom Kippur Sermon

Teshuvah and the Call for Reparations (full text here)

Yom Kippur Musaf

Yom Kippur - The Book of Jonah

Re-enacted by Mira Kessler for families with children! (See also this discussion guide of questions you can talk about with kids after watching the video).

Yom Kippur - Ne'ilah (Highlights)

Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781