1,000 Teens Attend High Holiday Programs

Posted on September 15, 2013

Rosh Hashannah

An astounding 1,000+ Jewish teens from 12 high schools in the greater Atlanta area took part in High Holiday-themed JSU activities. The events led by Rabbi Chaim Neiditch, succeeded in reaching hundreds of completely unaffiliated Jews. For a sizeable percentage of the attendees, it was the first time that they had learned the significance of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. It also represented their only High Holiday observance. Among the other uniquely Jewish concepts discussed during the educational sessions was the idea of tshuva (repentance). The Hebrew word tshuva also means “returning”, which took on an especially poignant significance, with so many Jewish teens “returning to their roots” for the first time.