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HIGHER HOLIDAYS READER
A collection of student essays, poems and reflections for the High Holidays, Edited by Hillel Student Cabinet member Sofia Freudenstein.
MINDFUL EATING ON YOM KIPPUR
If, for any reason, you find yourself needing/wanting to eat on Yom Kippur, here are some blessings, a guided meditation, and a few personal accounts to make you feel less alone in these already isolating times.
YOM KIPPUR SELF-REFLECTION EXCERCISE
Utilize these guiding questions from Shoshana Berger, author and editorial director at IDEO, for a deeper exploration of your past and future self.
A PRAYER CORRECTED
A beautiful reflection for this moment from Ariana Reines — a poet, Obie-winning playwright and Harvard Divinity student.
From A.J. Jacobs, author of Thanks a Thousand, you can use this ready-to-print postcard to share your gratitude with friends, family and community this new year.
DIY TASLICH GUIDE
The Tashlich tradition comes from the Hebrew word that means “to cast” and is your opportunity to metaphorically cast away your sins and regrets of the year into a body of water. We all have something to let go!
STUDENT SUPPORT RESOURCES
In partnership with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the Jewish Federations of North America, Hillel is connecting students seeking personal support — including vocational services, resume support and mental health counseling.
Mansbach is author of the worldwide bestseller, Go the F*ck to Sleep, and writer of the award-winning screenplay for the Netflix Original BARRY. His coming book, I Had a Brother Once, is an epic poem about the suicide of his brother and an insightful meditation on the mysteries of mortality.
Isaac explored how Ethiopian Jews have faced racism from within the Jewish community for far too long in his recent piece in Alma – Ashkenormativity Is a Threat to All Jewish Communities.
These are not your grandmother’s recipes. Grab our favorite foodie’s newest, Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, for modern iterations and fresh takes on Jew-ish food.
Maya Elise writes music that hits you like a cool breeze on a hot day: gently, and playfully, with mysteries swirling within it. Her voice, spacious and relaxed, seeps through the cracks into your hear
RABBI NIKKI DEBLOSI PhD.
Named one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish daily Forward, Rabbi Nikki combines a high-level academic background with an approachable, pastoral presence. She connects folks to the breadth and depth of Jewish tradition through inclusive, innovative and insightful Jewish teaching, speaking and ritual.
RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS
The Resistence Revival Chorus is a collective of women and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance. This Joy, the new album by the chorus, is coming out October 16 on Righteous Babe Records.
The renowned speechwriter rediscovered Judaism, finding timely insights and profound spiritual connection in its ancient practices and ethical traditions in her recent book, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).
When it comes to death, we are all beginners. That’s why Shoshana Berger, senior director at the design firm IDEO, co-wrote the recent book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End, to provide practical advice for facing death and living life.
This year’s Days of Awe are coinciding with collective efforts of personal and social redemption. In this online adaptation of Tashlikh, we invite you to reflect on the things you wish to let go of, for a better year to come.