Rosh Hashana – Jewish New Year, this September 16, marks the Year 5784.

For Jewish people the celebration of the “New Year” is an opportunity to ask forgiveness for any transgressions committed in the past and start the new year as a better person. It also starts the celebration of four important holidays this month.  Yom Kippur falls 10 days later, followed by Sukkot and Simchat Torah.


Rosh Hashanah ( Means literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year.  It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, Yāmīm Nōrāʾīm, “Days of Awe”), as specified by Leviticus 23:23–25,[2]


This September is the Year 5782 since the creation of the world, according to the traditional count, People look at their actions in the past year and ask for forgiveness of their wrongdoing. They find a lake or a body of water where they recite special prayers and throw breadcrumbs to symbolically throw away their sins.


The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah Yōm Tərūʿā, lit. “day of shouting/blasting”).In English, it is called “The Feast of Trumpets” because of the blowing of the “Shofar,” which begins the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur.

Symbolic dips, bites and small plates from “The Jewish News of Northern California”

Symbolic Foods to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah from “The Spruce Eats”

Cookbooks to make a feast for  Rosh Hashanah

Books you might want to read or gift.

L'Shana Tova!

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