Rosh Hashanah at Shir Hatzafon

29.09.2019 – 30.09.2019


This year the opening of the new Jewish year 5780 at sunset on Sunday night on 29 September.

Rosh Hashanah, which means head of the year (Hebrew: ראש השנה), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the 10 Day of Awe – popularly called the High Holidays or in Hebrew Yamim Noraim. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of the Jewish month of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah – day of horn blowing).

In accordance with the traditions of Reform Judaism, Shir Hatzafon celebrates Rosh Hashanah on the first day of the month Tishrei, which this year falls on 29 and 30 of September.

The evening service of Rosh Hashanah will be on Sunday 29 September at 7 pm. The service will be led by Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David. After the service the Chagim Committee will be inviting to a Kiddush with apples, honey and cake.

The morning service of Rosh Hashanah takes place Monday, September 30 at 10 pm. The service will be led by Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David. After the service the Chagim Committee invites to a Kiddush with apples, honey and cake. Please note that there is no potluck lunch after the Kiddush.

Shanah Tovah!