Read and Grow This Fall


Deepen your high holiday enrichment with these recommended books – spiritual readings, historical texts, stories, recipes and more.

Recommended Books for Adults:

Rosh Hashanah Readings Inspiration, Information, Contemplation – Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
These readings enable you to enter into a spirit of Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe in a personal and powerful way while they uplift and inform.

Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit – Shimon Apisdorf
An easy-to-use guide for the High Holiday services. Take it to synagogue with you to help understand the prayers before saying them. Appreciate the hidden meaning behind the sounds of the Shofar and gain insights into Yom Kippur as an opportunity for personal growth.

All About Rosh Hashanah – Judyth Groner and Madeline Wikler
Brief text introduces the history and customs of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Includes folk tales.

Apples and Pomegranates: A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah – Rahel Musleah
Outlines an order of family worship for the week of Rosh Hashanah based on a traditional Sephardic service. Features seasonal foods that symbolize abundance, folk tales and holiday activities.

High Holiday Stories: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur – Thoughts on Family, Faith and Food. – Nancy Rips
The High Holidays are the most important festivals of the Jewish year, and all Jews have their own memories of these special days. It’s a time to remember, a time to be with families and a time to tell stories about past generations. High Holiday Stories is filled with 101 heartfelt holiday remembrances. They recount varied Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences, from observing the holiday in the Colorado Rockies to Army bases in Iraq. The stories come from people of all ages, all professionals, from New York to California, New Zealand and England.

Cooking for the King: Winning Recipes for Shabbos and Yom Tov – Renee Chernin Tishrei
The high holidays can be overwhelming, with so many meals and dishes to prepare. Renee Chernin brings you easy-to-prepare, custom dishes you won’t be able to resist. From the mango-granate barbecued fish to the delectable beets to the everything chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, you will not believe how easy it is to make great-tasting, elegant holiday fare. The oven-baked glazed corned beef provides a simple twist on a yom tov favorite, and the harvest bisque will become your go-to fall dish. Once you’ve tasted these dishes you won’t want to make yom tov without them!

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