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Rosh Hashanah

Pomegranate2015WebSquareThe Jewish New Year in the fall is a time for both joy and reflection.

We gather as a community to celebrate creation, the miracle of life, and our own inner potential for renewal. It is always a mitzvah to give tzedakah to worthy causes, but on Rosh Hashanah this mitzvah takes on added significance: by sharing our blessings with others, we share our happiness in receiving the bounty of the earth.

Upcoming Events:

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 20
6:30 - 8:00 PM: L-Z
8:30 - 10:00 PM: A-K

Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21
8:30 - 11:00 AM: L-Z
11:45 AM - 2:15 PM: A-K
We gather as a community on Rosh Hashanah to celebrate Creation, the miracle of life, and our own inner potential for renewal. After services, we will continue the Temple Beth Am tradition of enjoying delicious honey cake together. This year, honey cakes are being provided by Mangia Bene Catering. The cakes will be nut-free and include a gluten-free option.

Thursday, September 21, 4:30 PM
Matthews Beach
Throughout the centuries, Jews have gone to the nearest body of free- owing water on Rosh Hashanah afternoon to perform Tashlich. As in years past, we will gather at Matthews Beach for this symbolic ceremony, throwing bread crumbs as a symbol to cast away our sins. Bring your own bread crumbs and shofar. *We love your pets, but please keep them at home for this service.

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22, 6:15 PM
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 AM
Join us as we bring ourselves to t’shuvah in prayer between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Return.


For more information about Rosh Hashanah, including history, customs and rituals, family activities, and recipes, go to ReformJudaism.org