The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

From the shofar blast and tashlich (casting your sins into flowing water) on Rosh Hashanah to the plaintive chant of “Kol Nidre” and the daylong fast that marks Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are packed with high drama. It’s a time of rejoicing, reflection, forgiveness and repentance, all at once — and for most Jews, even those who rarely go to synagogue, it’s the only way to kick off the New Year.

No one wants to dip their apples and honey alone. Find a warm and welcoming synagogue or program that opens their High Holiday services to guests for low-cost – or even NO-cost! – by clicking here.

Please note that advance registration is required at most of these services, even the free ones, so don’t delay. L’Shanah Tovah – wishing you a healthy and happy 5779.