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
Tashlich for Water Justice 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
5781 / 2020
Rosh Hashanah Service Supplement 5781/2020
Tashlich: Confronting Racism in Education
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
Yom Kippur Special Martyrology on the Life & Work of Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
Study Text: Learning from Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
5778 / 2017
5777 / 2016
5776 / 2015
An Ashamnu for a Mindset of Privilege
5775 / 2014
Yom Kippur Morning Service 5775/2014
Yom Kippur Afternoon/Evening Service 5775/2014