Upcoming Holidays: Rosh Hashanah September 12 (sundown)

Sweet New Year  L'Shana Thovah

Rosh Hashanah takes place September 12(at sunset) – September 14(nightfall).  Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year and is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri and is a time to reflect on the past year and plan what changes you will make for the new year.

One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar, ram’s horn, in the synagogue.  A total of 100 notes are sounded each day.   There is no work permitted on Rosh Hashanah for most of the day is spent in the synagogue for daily liturgy is expanded.  Some other popular observances is the eating of apples dipped in honey (symbol for sweet new year) and the practice of Tashlikh which is a way of casting off your sins.

Rather than giving top reasons to celebrate Rosh Hashanah we want to provide you with 6 recommended greetings particular for Rosh Hashanah.  Be respectful and corteous to your Jewish friends, coworkers, and/or associates this coming week with one of these greetings.  And if you have time provide them a greeting card that expresses the same! 

Recommended Greetings for Rosh Hashanah

  • L’Shanah Tovah – Good Year
  •  L’shanah tovah tikatevu v’tehateimuMay you be inscribed and sealed for a good year
  • Shanah Tovah u’metukah – Good and Sweet Year
  • Shanah Nechamah – a year of comfort
  • Shanah Hazakah – a year of Strength
  • Shanah shel Ahavah – a year of connection and love

And if you have a greeting not mentioned here please comment about it! 


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