How to Make the High Holidays Meaningful
With Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret all coming up, we want to make it easy for you to make the holidays meaningful for you and your community.
One of the best ways to do that is through tzedakah—by talking about it, teaching about it and especially by giving it! The Year in Giving: Connecting Tzedakah to the Cycle of the Jewish Holidays explains the thematic connections between tzedakah and each Jewish holiday and suggests specific social justice issues and tzedakah projects that you can do with your community, no matter what age group or setting. Whether you decide to use it for one or all of the holidays this year, we hope that in this time of reflection we can all take a moment to give with our hearts, our heads and our hands.
On behalf of the Where Do You Give? team and all of us at American Jewish World Service, Shana Tova Umetukah!