Secular Holidays

Secular holidays give us the chance to widen our communities of celebration. We can join with other Americans for prayer, introspection or community service, as we observe holidays that connect us to each other. We can also interpret these holidays in a Jewish context, understanding them in light of the texts and experiences of our people.

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“Get to know the tribe whose land you are on”

 
Thanksgiving Thursday

Bringing mindfulness to the act of welcoming guests through a chant and series of ritual intentions

Eight Ritual Steps of Hakhnasat Orkhim (Welcoming Guests)

“Gift me with good health, love, blessings and peace in this New Year.”

My Prayer for the New Year

“On this day the message of freedom was no longer delayed”

Clap Your Hands, All You Nations: A Psalm for Juneteenth

“Be careful that you do not mistake human beings for the state”

Intention for a Loving Citizenship

“To see oneself as completely whole in living”

Pride Shabbat Blessing from an Ally

‘The Flag / I raised at dawn / As a college student / In my uniform / Pressed the night before”

Memorial Day

“Noon January 20: If we create the future in the present, the One from the differences that we can fit together”

If We Create the Future in the Present

Symbolic foods to celebrate the 2021 presidential inauguration

An Inauguration Seder Plate

“Shine brightly in the halls of power”

A Liturgy for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, 2021

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