Rosh Hashanah starts this Wednesday night at sundown. To get the holiday started off right, here’s a special edition of our weekly link round up featuring resources to help you make service and social action an integral part of your Rosh Hashanah celebration…whether or not you go to synagogue.

  • On One Foot, a Jewish social justice text database created by Repair the World grantee-partner, American Jewish World Service, is offering a high holiday study guide sheet focusing on scarcity and abundance during the holidays.
  • The Union of Reform Judaism put together a social action guide for the high holidays.
  • Last year the Huffington Post published a moving essay by Rabbi Ari Hart of Repair the World grantee-partner, Uri L’Tzedek, reflecting on Rosh Hashanah and workers’ rights.
  • Hazon created a list of creative resources and ideas to make any Rosh Hashanah celebration more healthy and sustainable.
  • Check out a video excerpt from Our Jewish Community featuring Rabbi Laura Baum’s tzedakah related high holiday speech.
  • AJWS pulled together an impressive array of text studies and commentaries linking Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to social action themes.
  • Check out Repair the World grantee-partner Hillel’s resource guide for college campuses to integrate social justice programming into their high holiday services.
  • The Forward reported on a new, multi-denominational prayer written by Jewish Women International’s Clergy Task Force, focused on victims of domestic abuse, and meant to be read during high holiday services.