Chag v'Chesed

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Written by prominent leaders in the Jewish community, Chag v’Chesed draws on teachings from the holidays to inform our thinking about Judaism and social justice. This publication is designed to be easily printed and we invite synagogues and community organizations to make copies of Chag v’Chesed available to congregants and community members.

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Rosh Hashanah / Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah 5775 by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Yom Kippur 5774 by Abigail Pogrebin

Yom Kippur 5773 by Dr. Erica Brown

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5772 by Rabbi David Wolpe

Yom Kippur 5771 by Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer

Yom Kippur 5770 by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

Rosh Hashanah 5769 by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

Rosh Hashanah 5768 by Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon


Sukkot 5775 by Rabbi Noa Kushner

Sukkot 5774 by Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Sukkot 5773 by Rabbi David Saperstein

Sukkot 5772 by Jane Eisner

Sukkot 5771 by Gary Rosenblatt

Sukkot 5770 by Rabbi David Teutsch

Sukkot 5769 by Dr. David Elcott

Sukkot 5768 by Rabbi Richard Jacobs


Chanukah 5775 by Congressman Eliot Engel

Chanukah 5774 by Rabbi Steve Greenberg

Chanukah 5773 by Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna

Chanukah 5772 by Idit Klein

Chanukah 5771 by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Chanukah 5770 by Rabbi Michael Paley

Chanukah 5769 by Rabbi Rachel Cowan

Chanukah 5768 by Rabbi David Ellenson


Purim 5774 by Former Congressman Barney Frank

Purim 5773 by Nancy K. Kaufman

Purim 5772 by Richard M. Joel

Purim 5771 by Rabbi Sharon Brous

Purim 5770 by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

Purim 5769 by Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson

Purim 5768 by Rabbi Laura Geller


Pesach 5775 by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rabbi Lauren Holzblatt

Pesach 5774 by Representative Jan Schakowsky

Pesach 5773 by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Pesach 5772 by Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus

Pesach 5771 by Dr. Judith Plaskow

Pesach 5770 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Pesach 5769 by Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen

Pesach 5768 by Professor Michael Walzer


Shavuot 5775 by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Shavuot 5774 by Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Shavuot 5773 by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Shavuot 5772 by Jerry Silverman

Shavuot 5771 by Blu Greenberg

Shavuot 5770 by Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Shavuot 5769 by Rabbi Dov Linzer

Shavuot 5768 by Rabbi Gordon Tucker

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av 5774 by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner