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A global blessing • Starting September 6


Starting on Thursday, September 6, 2018, be part of a global moment of reflection, hope, inspiration and unity in anticipation of the Jewish New Year. Through #NewYearPrayer, you can share your message of reflection, hope and inspiration for Rosh Hashanah. Join us, and pass it on!

Ways to Get Involved

Share your words, photos and videos on social media with #NewYearPrayer

  • Record the sounds of the new year. Create #Soundies and share what you hear during the High Holiday season
  • Share your reflections on the past year and your hopes for the coming year
  • Sound a shofar in a meaningful spot
  • Show yourself making challah or a holiday meal
  • Take us on a virtual tour of your local synagogue or holy space where you’ll spend the holidays
  • Post a meaningful question, and start a conversation with the global community
  • Host a Facebook Live event—like a text study, meditation or learning moment

Social media is key to growing the #NewYearPrayer message. Use the hashtag #NewYearPrayer so we can share your story and encourage your followers and networks to join the conversation.

*By posting a photo with the hashtag #NewYearPrayer, you give 92Y permission to feature your photo on 92Y’s website, as well as websites of organizations partnering on the #NewYearPrayer project.

May the songs of creation serenade us
with the promise of this New Year:
to be present and at home in this world
and to be fully ourselves.

– A New Year Prayer from Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, 92Y Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life

Questions or Ideas?

The #NewYearPrayer Song Performed Around the World

Get in on the #NewYearPrayer tradition. Send us a YouTube video of your version of the #NewYearPrayer song and become part of our growing global community. All contributions will be posted on this page.


This project was launched in 2015 by 92nd Street Y, a Jewish community and cultural center in New York, with 15 partner communities around the world.