High Holiday Services with Tikkun Olam Chavurah

From 2013 – 2021, Fringes partnered with our sister organization Tikkun Olam Chavurah to create High Holiday services. Prior to COVID, we met in a historic Mennonite church in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia – a church that has also taken brave political stances, including welcoming LGBT members, and which has become a partner to TOC, including joint trips to Occupied Palestine.

For our liturgy we used the Reconstructionist machzor Prayerbook for the Days of Awe plus supplements with the mix of poems and contemporary liturgy that Fringes brings to the partnership.

Below you’ll find the supplements we’ve built over the years, plus some of the talks and other readings we’ve used.

5782 / 2021

Rosh Hashanah 5782/2021

Tashlich for Water Justice 5782/2021

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 5782/2021

Morning Service 5782/2021

Martyrology 5782/2021: Just Now Found But Never Forgotten – the History of “Indian” Boarding Schools

Yizkor 5782/2021: The life of Fringes/Tikkun Olam member Dr. Barbara Granger

Ne’ilah 5782/2021


5781 / 2020

Rosh Hashanah Service Supplement 5781/2020

Tashlich: Confronting Racism in Education

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 5781/2020

Yom Kippur Morning Service 5781/2020

Elliott batTzedek’s talk: On the Necessity of Falling Apart

Yom Kippur Yizkor, Martyrology, and Ne’ilah 5781/2020


Rosh Hashanah 5780/2019

Kol Nidre 5780/2019

Yom Kippur 5780/2019


Rosh Hashanah 5779/2018

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 5779/2018

Yom Kippur 5779/2018

Yom Kippur Special Martyrology on the Life & Work of Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz


Study Text: Learning from Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz 

5778 / 2017

S’lichot 2017

Rosh Hashanah 5778/2017

Kol Nidre 5778/2017

Yom Kippur 5778/2017

5777 / 2016

Rosh Hashanah 5777/2016

Kol Nidre 5777/2016

Yom Kippur 5777/2016

5776 / 2015

S’lichot 2015

Rosh Hashanah 5776/2015

Kol Nidre 5776/2015

Yom Kippur Day 5776/2015

An Ashamnu for a Mindset of Privilege

5775 / 2014

Rosh Hashanah 5775/2014

Kol Nidre 5775/2014

Yom Kippur Morning Service 5775/2014

Yom Kippur Afternoon/Evening Service 5775/2014

5774 / 2013

Rosh Hashanah 5774/2013

Yom Kippur 5774/2013