Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah translates to “head of the year” or “first of the year.” This year the celebration will mark the Jewish Year 5772 and begins at sunset on September 28th, 2011 and ends at nightfall on September 30th, 2011.

Rosh Hashanah takes place on the first and second days of the seventh month of the Jewish calendar- Tishri. During the holiday no work is permitted. Common observances include dipping apples in honey to symbolize the wish for a sweet year and Tashlikh (“casting off”).  READ MORE