Our Temple office will be closed on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, and on Wednesday, May 31 in observance of Shavuot.
Please join us on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm for Shavuot Festival Service and Confirmation and Wednesday at 11:00 am for Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor.

Rosh Hashanah

Join us for Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah (literally, “Head of the Year”) is the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of a ten day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance.  Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round challah, and tasting apples and honey to represent a sweet new year.

appleshoneyThe origins of Rosh Hashanah are found in the Book of Leviticus (23:24-25), which declares, “In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blowing of the shofar, a holy convocation.”  Each year we celebrate Rosh Hashanah on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.

This year (5777 or 2016), Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on October 2.  Note that Temple Beth El observes one day of Rosh Hashanah. Please join us for worship services on the evening of October 2 (Erev Rosh Hashanah) and the morning/afternoon of October 3. Tickets are required. Temple offices are closed on October 4.

2016 High Holy Days Information and Forms

Please visit the URJ Rosh Hashanah Page for more information, history, customs, delicious recipes, and family activities to start the new year.

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