Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah 2020

In 2020, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 18 and ends at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Rosh Hashanah 101

The Jewish New Year is a time of rejoicing and serious introspection.

What Happens in Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah

Highlights of the Jewish New Year prayer services.

Must-Know Rosh Hashanah Words and Phrases

Your glossary for the Jewish New Year.

What is Elul?

The month prior to the Jewish new year is a time of introspection and personal stock-taking.

How to Find a Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

Options for purchasing printed books and downloading free PDFs.

Tashlich, the Symbolic Casting Off of Sins

A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.

Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

The focus is on God, humanity and the relationship between the two.

The Jewish New Year at Home

The central home ritual of Rosh Hashanah consists of a special festive meal.

Rosh Hashanah Musaf: A Call to Change Your Life

The Rosh Hashanah Musaf is the core of the service — and where we find its most iconic prayers and resonant themes.

How to Greet Someone on Rosh Hashanah

Various greetings are used when wishing someone a happy Jewish new year.

Rosh Hashanah Customs

How to celebrate the Jewish New Year at home.

Shofar History and Tradition

The shofar is mentioned in the Torah. An instruction manual, straight from the sources.