Learn about the Jewish holidays and explore the customs and traditions of Reform Jews. Congregation Or Ami invites you to visit our holiday section to learn how we weave celebration and tradition into our community. We are pleased to share this information with you and wish you Chag Sameach!

URJ Resources

Calendar of Jewish Holidays.  

The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living provides a detailed explanation of Jewish holidays and home rituals.

Join the conversation about ways to celebrate Shabbat on our blog .

The Jewish holidays are often discussed on iWorship, the Union's listserv for worship issues. Read excerpts and subscribe to the listserv.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Toolbox

Blessing the Torah (for your Aliyah)Torah Blessings (in Hebrew, English and transliteration)

Listen to the blessings and practice:

Before (slow), Before (normal speed), After (slow), After (normal speed)

Watch how the blessings are done (YouTube video)

Mitzvah Project Planning Tools:

Introduction to the MP process
Mitzvah Project Planning Guide 
Mitzvah Project Resources
Mitzvah Project Share Form

Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Cathy Rutkin

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook: 

Everything you need to know
Tikkun Olam (Social Justice)