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Holiday Guides

The themes of the holiday season transcend religious boundaries, but have particular significance for Reform Jews in America. 

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

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

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!

When celebrating this festival of nature, observed this year February 3-4, consider the Jewish obligation to caring for God’s world.

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, observed this year on March 4-5, to get started. 

Birkat HaHammah

In April 2009, the sun returned to the time and place of its creation. Learn how it was celebrated through environmental activism.

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

Shavuot

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

National Holidays

Celebrate our National Holidays (Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, and even Super Bowl Sunday) by participating in acts of g’milut chasadim.