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High Holidays 5781


High Holiday Resources

Tefilla Guide: View our Tefilla guide for Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah here

Thank you Abe Rosenberg for compiling it!

High Holiday Youth Packet: View our High Holiday Youth Packet here

Thank you Leila Balter for creating it! 

BDJ Youth Machzor: View our BDJ Youth Machzor here.

Thank you Arielle Gereboff,  Adynna Swarz, and Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn for compiling it!

BDJ Youth Educational Packet: View our BDJ Educational Packet here.

Thank you Arielle Gereboff for compiling it!

Education & Chevra Flyer: View our Education & Chevra Flyer here.

Halacha How To's: View Halacha How To's for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot here.

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Drashot from Your Clergy

Watch/Listen to Rav Yosef's Drasha Here 

Read Rav Yosef's Drasha Here


Watch/Listen to Rabbanit Alissa's Drasha Here 

Read Rabbanit Alissa's Drasha Here 

BDJ Community

BDJ Elul Share the Happy Whatsapp!

 If you have not yet done so, join here.

We've created a Whatsapp group for our BDJ community to stay connected on a regular basis this Elul! These days we are all in need of joy, inspiration, and connection. Share pics/short quotes/Jewish texts of things that bring you joy/laughter/beauty.

High Holiday Community Happenings 

  • View an Accessible Virtual High Holiday Toolkit here, presented by RespectAbility.
  • If you are able to blow shofar on Rosh Hashana, please complete this form, presented by The OU West Coast Team's Community Shofar Initiative.
  • Keep your ears open for the LA Shofar Wave. Sunday, September 20th, 3 PM - 4 PM, presented by The Jewish Federation and IKAR.
  • Learn how to blow the shofar, online, at your own pace, presented by Register here.
  • View PJ Library's guide for families trying to figure out how to celebrate the High Holidays at home here.  

High Holiday Times

High Holiday Music


Click here for Leyl Shira 2020 Video + Songs! 

Additional music from years past below: 


אין קצבה – the familiar climax of the “Netaneh Tokef”


חמול על מעשיך – immediately follows Kedusha of Mussaf


ויאתיו כל – different, but familiar


אוחילה לאל – Just after “Alaynu” (in Mussaf)


היום הרת עולם – after each Shofar blowing.


Looking forward with great and excited anticipation, and filled with gratitude to everyone who has helped in this project.

Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn

Adynna Swarz, Executive Director

Tue, September 22 2020 4 Tishrei 5781