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This year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur may be different, but Reform Judaism and our communities will still be open ready to welcome Jews across the country to have a meaningful High Holy Day period. This page will be updated with events, services and resources to help bring this period to life, wherever you may be.

Join your local Reform Synagogue

Our communities may have their physical doors closed, but every one of them is open and ready to welcome you virtually for this year’s Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Whatever your background and whether you have ever considered yourself a Reform Jew or not, all you need is an internet connection and you can be part of something bigger together with thousands of others this High Holy Days. You can find the details for your local Reform synagogue by clicking here.

Online Machzor (prayer book)

We are delighted to be able to make versions of our High Holy Day liturgy available to you online to access wherever you are.

Erev Rosh Hashanah (Evening Service)

Standard version

Alternative version (single page scrolling)

Old to new machzor page guide

Rosh Hashanah Day

Standard version

Alternative version (single page scrolling)

Old to new machzor page guide

Kol Nidrei (Yom Kippur Evening)

Standard version

Alternative version (single page scrolling)

Old to new machzor page guide

Yom Kippur Day

Standard version

Alternative version (single page scrolling)

Training for running remote services

Together with Leo Baeck College and Liberal Judaism, we ran a series of training session to help prepare communities and their leaders to best facilitate their High Holy Day services online this year. Recordings of these sessions can be accessed below.

Service Leading on Camera – Speaking, Delivery & Presentation. How to hold a virtual room.
Locating the Bimah – making your virtual platform work for you
Running Children’s Services Online – how to engage Tots, Tweens & Teens
High Points of the High Holy Days – Imagining the High Points of the Services and making them meaningfully translate to online prayer.

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