Holiday Guides

The Jewish holidays are significant celebrations of the history and traditions of the Jewish people, and offer an important opportunity to reflect on the enduring Jewish value of tikkun olam, world repair. Use these text studies, sample programs, and prayer resources to help your family, congregation, or community incorporate social justice into the observance of our most important festivals and traditions. Click below to view these in the tent. 

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High Holidays Guide

High Holidays

Explore social justice themes of hunger, the environment, and the criminal justice system as part of your observance of Yamim Noraim.

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sukkot holiday guide

Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot by focusing on themes of housing, the environment and welcoming the stranger. 

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Hanukkah Holiday Guide

Hanukkah

This holiday of sustainability and dedication allows us the opportunity to discuss many social justice issues. We've even got a Social Justice Gift Guide!

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TuBishvat Holiday Guide

Tu BiSh'vat

When celebrating this festival of nature consider the Jewish obligation to caring for God’s world.

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Purim holiday guide

Purim

Global religious freedom and religious persecution, women's rights, and more - all of these social justice themes can be explored through the story of Esther. Use our holiday resources for Purim to get started. 

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Passover Holiday Guide

Passover

Delve into the story of the Exodus through Passover themes of poverty, immigration and refugee concerns, slavery, or interfaith relations.

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Shavout Holiday Guide

Shavuot

Commemorate the covenant between God and the Jewish community by addressing economic justice, the environment, world Jewry and LGBTQ rights.

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National Holiday Guide

National Holidays

Celebrate our National Holidays by participating in acts of g’milut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness.

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Birkat Hahammah Holiday Guide

Birkat HaHammah

In April 2037, the sun will return to the time and place of its creation. Learn how it is celebrated through environmental activism.