SEPTEMBER 19 @ 10AM ET & 1:30PM ET

Choose one of two streaming options to start the New Year 5781 with song, style, soul and the sounds of the shofar!


Spiritually uplifting Reform-style services led by master prayer-weaver Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, PhD and singer-songwriter Maya Elise, featuring students and special guests from around the world.

Wake up with a morning dose of soulful yoga, and engage your heart and mind with prayerful music and song, culminating in the sounding of the shofar. Join Rabbi Sandra Lawson for a conversation on racial justice, receive words of blessing from inspiring rabbis, and marvel at how the classic melodies, themes and ideas of the High Holidays are shockingly alive this year. Available with closed captions.


An audacious take on the High Holidays with some of the greatest thinkers, artists, authors and musicians of today.

Explore the world’s birthday and the profound impact of climate change with youth activist and Zero Hour founder Jamie Margolin. Let Esquire’s A.J. Jacobs lead you in the power of gratitude. Pick up a new challah technique from culinary host and chef Jake Cohen. Explore the Biblical story of Hagar with public radio host Starlee Kine, and Michelle Obama’s former speech writer Sarah Hurwitz asks, “What is up with God?” And join in on our global Shofar blowing with students around the world. Available with closed captions.

In addition to our In the Book and Beyond the Book programs, we are pleased to offer access to Conservative Movement style services from the University of Washington and Princeton University.

Hillel International and Reboot are hosting these Higher Holidays events to connect students and other viewers to the High Holiday experience in a variety of creative and engaging ways. The views of all speakers are their own, representing a diverse spectrum of voices in Jewish life and beyond. No individual or their words necessarily represents Hillel International, our local Hillel partners or Reboot.