Ways to prepare for the Jewish High Holidays

Jewish High Holidays

The High Holidays are coming! Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of celebration and Yom Kippur is, of course, the Day of Atonement. These are the High Holy Days, or the Days of Awe, that mark the dawning of fall each year. It’s a time to visit the synagogue and focus on repentance. Attending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and preparing to celebrate these holidays with your family is a great chance to experience connection to the community and to taste the spirituality of the season. Because so many Jews attend High Holiday services, most large synagogues require worshippers to purchase tickets for them. Some congregations have decided not to charge for tickets, because they want to be more accessible, but they still require reservations of some kind, and a few congregations treat the High Holidays like every other Jewish service and invite people to drop in. When preparing for your High Holiday services and events, Worldwide Ticketcraft offers a wide range of ticketing items to make sure that your Holy Days run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah means literally “the head of the year.” As we approach the first of the Hebrew month of Tishri, we begin a month full of holidays. You may be thinking of preparations like baking challahs, slicing apples, or selecting your preferred jar of honey. The Rosh Hashanah New Year celebration is also a time for organizing and making sure that events go smoothly. Worldwide Ticketcraft has High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Event Tickets to ensure that your observance is organized and runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you’re in need of tickets for admission, either seated or general admission, or wristbands of children for babysitting services, we have the products you need to have a smooth and happy new year. You may also need parking passes or tickets. Worldwide Ticketcraft can take care of all your High Holiday needs so that you can focus on other aspects of the celebration.

Yom Kippur
The ten-day countdown from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur means a preparation for the Day of Atonement. As we prepare for a day of collective confession, fasting and prayer, it’s a good time to remember that Yom Kippur is a serious holiday but not a sad one. Fasting on Yom Kippur can function to help with the process of repentance, or provide a counter-irritant that distracts from how badly we feel about the sins we’re trying to overcome, setting a clean slate and a positive tone for the new year. With so much else to focus on for Yom Kippur, the last thing you want to worry about is the tickets for the High Holiday services at your synagogue.

However, Worldwide Ticketcraft offers a wide range of ticketing items to ensure that your Holy Days are well taken care of and distraction free.

Rosh Hashanah
Happy new year!
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Fast of Gedaliah – Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted.

Yom Kippur
Begins sunset of Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Ends nightfall of Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted.

Sukkot
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 27, 2015
Ends nightfall of Sunday, October 4, 2015
Reminder: No work permitted on September 28 – 29. Work is permitted on September 30 – October 2 and October 4 with certain restrictions.
Hoshanah Rabbah – October 4, 2015

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset of Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Reminder: No work is permitted

Chanukah
Begins sunset of Sunday, December 6, 2015
Ends nightfall of Monday, December 14, 2015
Reminder: Work permitted, except Shabbat

Fast of Tevet 10
Begins sunrise of Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Work permitted
What happened on 10 Tevet? . . . Why do we need the Holy Temple? . . . The positive aspects of a “siege mentality” . . . The Rebbe on the Holocaust . . .

Tu B’Shevat
Monday, January 25, 2016
Work permitted
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.

Purim
Begins sunset of Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ends nightfall of Thursday, March 24, 2016
Reminder: Work should be avoided. Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.
Ta’anit Esther – March 23, 2016
Shushan Purim – March 25, 2016
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

Passover
Begins sunset of Friday, April 22, 2016
Ends nightfall of Saturday, April 30, 2016
Reminder: No work permitted on April 23 – 24 and April 29 – 30. Work is permitted only on April 25 – 28 with certain restrictions.

Second Passover
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Work permitted

Lag B’Omer
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Work permitted
Sefirat HaOmer – April 23 – June 11, 2016
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?

Shavuot
Begins sunset of Saturday, June 11, 2016
Ends nightfall of Monday, June 13, 2016
Reminder: No work is permitted
Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

The Three Weeks
Saturday, July 23, 2016 through Sunday, August 14, 2016
Reminder: Work permitted, except Shabbat
Fast of the 17th of Tammuz – July 24, 2016
Fast of Tish’a B’Av – August 13 – 14, 2016
The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).

*All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified on most calendars.

If your synagogue is holding events and needs tickets, posters, or other event printing, Worldwide Ticketcraft is proud to offer a variety of options that will suit your holiday events.

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