#18Words

What do you hope for in the New Year?

The Jewish New Year is a time for reflection, renewal and re-igniting our commitment to justice. To celebrate, we’re collecting New Year’s wishes—in 18 words or less—from Jewish leaders, celebrities and the broader community about the positive changes we want to see in the coming year. We want to hear from YOU!

Share Your #18Words!

Why 18?

The number 18 holds special significance in Jewish tradition. The Hebrew word for life—“Chai”—is comprised of Hebrew letters that have a numerological value of 18. Therefore, 18 has become a symbol of good fortune, celebration and life.

Wishes from Around the World

We’ve collected #18Words from around the world to share with you! View our videos and browse the map below to read the wishes that others have submitted.