Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), together, are known as the High Holy Days (or High Holidays).

For many, this is the only time of the year we go to synagogue. For others, it's a chance to reflect, take stock of the past year and make amends. It's a holiday season that is rich in symbols, like the shofar or apples dipped in honey.

Our booklet, High Holy Days: the Basics , explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.

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Type of Custom: Psalms, Poetry & Songs, Candlelighting, Kiddush, Motzi & Handwashing, Shehechiyanu, Holiday Blessings, Food Blessings, Prayers for Forgiveness, Prayers for Healing & Peace, Commentary/Meditations

Holiday/Event: High Holidays

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