Sun, Sept. 13th – Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 1 and 2 Tishrei. This year it falls on September 13 (at sundown).
Rosh Hashanah, literally the “head of the year” is the Jewish New Year. It is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement. It is customary to have big feasts on both nights of Rosh Hashanah and there are thus a plethora of customary dishes, including: Honey cake & Tzimmes
One of the common practices of Rosh Hashanah is attending the High Holy Day services, where the shofar can be heard.
Many people go to a tashlikh service where they throw bread crumbs or lint into a naturally running body of water as a means of casting away their sins. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat a new fruit, a symbol of newness.