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NSP’s first annual Rosh Hashanah seder for JOCs and multiracial families! As the sun sets, we will enjoy a serene and joyful start to the new year over a table of good food and the simanim (symbols) of renewal and auspiciousness.
Observe the New Year and the Day of Remembrance with soulful song, heartfelt prayer, learning and study, and of course, good food! Kiddush with apples and honey follow the morning service.
A fun, friendly, and accessible Rosh Hashanah service for small kids! Our guest service leader is a vibrant storyteller, an engaging teacher, and a skilled musician that will have all the kids up on their feet and singing!
This year we are excited to offer school-age learning opportunities for kids on Rosh Hashanah. Our innovative and dynamic Kollel teachers will lead activities reflecting the holiday’s themes and connecting them to our values and texts.
Gather in community of Jews of color and multiracial NSP families to enjoy the holiday with a festive outdoor meal (seudah)!
Join NSP for a picnic, shofar service, and tashlich on the second day of Rosh Hashanah! We will hear the call of the ram’s horn that pierces through the mundane and heralds the new year, followed by a reflective ritual of casting our sins upon the water—letting go of the burdens of the previous year. Bring a picnic lunch to cap off the community outing!
The morning before Yom Kippur, we will observe a renewed, queered tradition: kapparot! Kapparot is the ritual of expiation through community support: making donations (traditionally of chickens, now with money) as a public display of mutual aid. Hang out with backyard chickens as we refresh this ritual!
We will hold space together to welcome the Day of Atonement, beginning with the renunciation of vows, Kol Nidre, and continuing with spirited song and prayer.
Join NSP on Yom Kippur morning to read the Torah, sing and reflect, wrestle with the old year, and embrace the renewal of the new year.
Kids have a place in Yom Kippur, too! Everyone will have the opportunity to engage deeply in the big questions of the holiday through songs, stories, and activities that spark the imagination.
During the afternoon of Yom Kippur, NSP’s spaces will be open for organized learning, relaxation, chant, meditation, and quiet gathering.
This year we are excited to offer school-age learning opportunities for kids on Yom Kippur. Our innovative and dynamic Kollel teachers will lead activities reflecting the holiday’s themes and connect them to our values and texts.
The culmination of the new year’s cycle comes with the “closing of the gates”, ne’ilah. NSP will gather for a final time to sing supplications, pass the Torah from hand to hand, and pray the special and unique fifth prayer of the Yom Kippur day.
After sundown, we will nosh on bagels and plentiful snacks and bask in the denouement of the holidays.