Persian Upside-Down Cake with Dates and Cardamom

Tannaz Sassooni, My Jewish Learning, 09/10/2019

A sweet tribute to Persian Rosh Hashanah traditions.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

Rahel Musleah, My Jewish Learning, 07/16/2019

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

Once on This Island

Noah Lederman, Tablet, 06/25/2019

After centuries of Jewish life in Barbados, the historic synagogue is beautifully restored—but the community itself faces an uncertain future

Hillel group provides space for Jewish students of color

Maia Rosenfeld, The Brown Daily Herald, 09/19/2018

Hillelin’ with Melanin addresses intersectional identities, lack of representation

Making Mufleta, History’s Oldest Jewish Pastry, for the Holidays

Helene Jawhara Piñer, Tablet, 09/07/2018

A culinary scholar discovers a medieval recipe for an ancient—and still delicious—Jewish pastry.

Matzo Balls and Chiles? It’s Rosh Hashana With the Flavors of Mexico

Priya Krishna, The New York Times, 09/04/2018

The chef Fany Gerson’s holiday feast is born of her Jewish heritage and Mexico City upbringing.

For Centuries, Spanish Jews Have Held Rosh Hashanah Seders

Margarita Gokun Silver, The Forward, 09/03/2018

Including Sephardic traditions at your Rosh Hashanah dinner table

Indonesian Culinary and Cultural Inspiration for Rosh Hashana

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 08/29/2018

A childhood in Java inspires home cook to feed Jewish community in Singapore

Shabbat Dinner, Libyan Style

Joan Nathan, Tablet, 01/24/2018

Tired of the same old roast chicken? Try chraime, a spicy fish dish that’s a Friday night staple for Jews from North Africa.


It's Shofar Time! A Photographic Holiday Series

Latifa Berry Kropf and Tod Cohen, , 01/01/1970

PreSchool-Boys and girls at a Jewish nursery school explore Jewish traditions and holidays in this High Holiday series.


Clap and Count! Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year

Jacqueline Jules and Sally Springer, , 01/01/1970

Clapping, counting and musical rhymes and fingerplays introduce Shabbat and the Jewish holidays to preschoolers in a participatory way. Four dozen rhymes include old favorites and many original poems. With easy-to-learn words and bright, adorable pictures. An ideal gift for any occasion.


Chag Sameach! A Jewish Holiday Book for Children

Patricia Schaffer, , 01/01/1970

A Jewish holiday book that welcomes the diversity of American Jewish children and their families. Chag Sameach! provides an introduction to the Jewish year. All kinds of people and families are included. The text and more than 20 black and white photographs can be shared with a three year old and read by a nine year old. It is for both Jewish families and those who would like to teach their children about other people's traditions.


Up Your Coucous Game

Joan Nathan, Tablet, 01/01/1970

This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party

Meet the Last Jews of Cairo

Jared Malsin, Time, 09/21/2015

What It's Like For Non-White Jews During The High Holidays

Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, 09/15/2015

Yes, these five families are Jewish, too.

A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 09/09/2015

Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.

Blessed Are Thou Lord Who Multitasks

Rabbi Juan Mejia, Jewish&, 08/25/2015

I am an Internet rabbi. Every night, people from over 20 countries come into my virtual living room to recite the traditional Sephardic selichot, the prayers in preparation for the High Holy Day season, together as a tzibbur, a community.

Sweet and Sour

Joan Nathan, Tablet Mag, 09/23/2014

When American Jews usher in Rosh Hashanah next week, most will dip an apple in honey for a sweet new year. Some will eat a date, and others will display a bowl of pomegranates on the table