Rosh Hashanah — Celebrating the New Year

Rosh Hashanah — Celebrating the New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is observed on the first day of the month of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar, which falls in September or October on the Gregorian calendar (the calendar in common use throughout the world). Learn more about the observations associated with celebrating Rosh Hashanah with our educational resources below.

Rosh Hashanah – A New Beginning

Watch a video as Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein shares her reflections on Rosh Hashanah, and the new beginning it represents for everyone.

What Is Rosh Hashanah?

What Is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of the Jewish New Year. Unlike the secular New Year, Rosh Hashanah is ushered in with intense moral and spiritual introspection. Learn more with this overview to this biblically mandated holy day.
The Day of Blowing the Trumpets!

The Day of Blowing the Trumpets!

God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of the trumpets - Psalm 47:5. There's one time a year that God Himself says, "Take the ram's horn on the High Holy Days!" To learn more about the observations associated with celebrating Rosh Hashanah, visit our Rosh…
High Holy Days:  Teaching Our Children Forgiveness

High Holy Days:  Teaching Our Children Forgiveness

The High Holy Days are the most sacred time on the Jewish calendar. In this excerpted chapter from her book, Generation to Generation, Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein shares the lessons of forgiveness she learned from her father, Fellowship Founder Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, and how she now shares those lessons with…
Sound the Shofar!

Sound the Shofar!

Test your knowledge about this biblically mandated instrument and its significance to the Jewish observations during the High Holy Days.

More Traditions

More Traditions

No work is permitted on Rosh Hashanah, and much of the day is spent in the synagogue. Many people read Psalm 33 and 130.
Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of celebration and introspection and many of the themes associated with the Jewish New Year are best expressed through the special foods that are traditionally served. Try some of these traditional recipes for Rosh Hashanah.

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