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Rosh Hashanah

September 13 - 15, 2015 [5776]

Rosh Hashanah is both a joyous time and a period of serious religious reflection. One of the common customs of Rosh Hashanah is to eat apples dipped in honey and to wish others a “sweet” New Year. The preeminent symbol, however, is that of blowing the shofar — a “trumpet” generally made from the horn of a ram (because of its association to the binding of Isaac, the Torah portion read for Rosh Hashanah). The shofar also should be bent or curved in a shape to symbolize the bent and humbled spirit appropriate on Rosh Hashanah.

Listen to this year’s sermons:

  • Rabbi Joshua Davidson
  • Download the sermon text »

  • Rabbi Amy Ehrlich

  • View Rabbi Joshua Davidson’s
    video messages for the
    High Holy Days
    and Rosh Hashanah »

    Send friends and family a
    Rosh Hashanah eCard
    featuring artwork by students from our Religious School »

    Download a list of books for adults
    about the High Holy Days, available
    in the Stettenheim Library »

    Download a list of books for children
    about the High Holy Days »

    View our Family Activities
    for the High Holy Days »

    Download Rosh Hashanah recipes
    from our clergy and fellow congregants »

    Learn about High Holy Days seating »

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