This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Oct. 2 and ends on the evening of Oct. 4. During Rosh Hashanah services, and at the end of Yom Kippur, the shofar (a ram's horn) is blown like a trumpet. Hearing the shofar's call is a reminder for us to look inward and repent for the sins of the past year.Read More
BasicsRosh Hashanah 101
Brush up on the basics of the Jewish new year.At Home
The central home ritual of this holiday consists of a special festive meal.In the Community
In synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, a number of themes are repeated in the liturgy and Torah service.Services
The annual coronation of God.Shofar History and Tradition
An instruction manual for the shofar can be found in the Torah.
Traditions & RitualsHome Customs
Suggestions for bringing the messages of the New Year home from synagogue.The Shofar as Prayer
Lessons from tradition about the meaning of the shofar.Tashlikh
A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.Day of Judgment
Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Ha-Din, the day we stand in judgment before God.Making Synagogue Meaningful
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PrayersHigh Holiday Mahzor
A prayer book for the High Holidays.Avinu Malkeinu
The language of merciful Father can still speak to us on the Day of Judgment.Unetanah Tokef
A religious poem that is meant to strike fear in us.Holiday Meditation
Facing the music.13 Attributes of Mercy
Asking God for forgiveness.