Prior years' High Holy Day sermons are here
Download (and print if you like) my Guide to High Holiday Prayers,
in either .doc or .pdf format.
It includes my overall perspective on Jewish prayer, a glossary of Hebrew words related to the High Holidays, a description of some of the "choreography" of services (bowing, stepping, etc.), and an overview of each section of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Excerpts from Machzor Lev Shalem,
new Conservative Machzor (High Holy Day prayerbook)
They have some interesting commentary and additional readings on the themes of some major prayers. Look them over and feel free to print them to bring along to services:
- Section on Rosh Hashanah Musaf
- Section on Yom Kippur evening service
(this section includes prayers that repeat in all the Yom Kippur services --
not a short download but worth it)
Handouts -- excerpts from Rabbi Moses Maimonides' teachings about teshuvah from Elul Teleconference series (but note -- we studied them as a jumping off point, not as the only prescriptions)
From chapter 2
From chapters 3-4
From chapters 4-6