Reboot your Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
ROSH HASHANAH: NOUN ROSH HA·SHA·NAH \ˌRÄSH-(H)Ə-ˈSHÄ-NƏ, ˌRŌSH-, -ˈSHŌ-\ THE JEWISH NEW YEAR OBSERVED AS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER.
YOM KIPPUR: NOUN YOM KIP·PUR \ˌYŌM-KI-ˈPU̇R, ˌYȮM-, ˌYÄM-; -ˈKI-PƏR, -(ˌ)PU̇R\ A JEWISH HOLIDAY OBSERVED IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER DURING WHICH JEWISH PEOPLE DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AND PRAY TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR MISTAKES MADE DURING THE YEAR
THE NEW YEAR IS A TIME TO REFLECT, LOOK AHEAD AND, OF COURSE, TO CELEBRATE. LOOKING FOR TOOLS TO SPARK CONVERSATION AT YOUR TABLE? WANT TO REFLECT INDIVIDUALLY, AS A FAMILY OR COMMUNALLY? WHETHER LOOKING FOR INTROSPECTION, CELEBRATION OR GOAL-SETTING, REBOOT IS HERE TO HELP YOU START THE YEAR YOUR WAY.
1- DO YOU 10Q?
Download the 10Q DIY toolkit with event and gathering ideas leading up to Rosh Hashana and during the Ten Days of Awe. Share 10Q with your community for personal reflection and host an event to have people talking about their years’ past and the year to come. Reflect. React. Renew.
2- BUBBIE’S BAKE OFF: HONEY CAKE
Which Bubbie has the best honey cake? You be the judge. Bring your community together for a Honey Cake Bake Off. Share secret family recipes (Coffee? Orange juice? Cardamom?) and break cake together. Want to add even more sweetness? Sample local apples and honeys and figure out what pairings appease your sweet tooth.
3- UNSCROLLING THE THE BINDING OF ISAAC (& MORE)
On the second day of Rosh Hashana, the story of the Binding of Isaac is read at synagogues around the globe. Bring a new interpretation to the mix by acting out a mini-screenplay by Lost creator Damon Lindelof. Or start the New Year with conversations about inclusivity and what it means to be welcoming.
4- SIX-WORD MEMOIRS ON ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR
A peaceful year full of health.
Head of the fish. No tail.
Grandma, not sure when I’ll meet him.
Pass the brisket. Hold the gefilte.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur often come with a lot of baggage. So challenge your community to sum up the High Holidays in Six-Words. Start a conversation. Begin the year with something new.
5- REBAR IN THE NEW YEAR
Want to create a personal challenge for yourself? reBar in the New Year. Do it with your community, friends or by your lonesome. Start with the reBar worksheet to rewind to the past and fast forward to today.
6- UNPLUG IN THE NEW YEAR
New Years are a great time to set intentions. Get together with your family and friends and think about your digital usage and what relationship you have to technology. Sign a contract and agree to create a regular unplugging habit.