Jewish Holidays

High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is a time of rejoice and repentance. We do many things to bring in the new year. Some people go to shul for services, others have a Rosh Hashanah seder, but the most important thing is to spread the joy of the new year with ones you care about and share some apples and honey! To wish someone a happy new year, say Shana Tova! To learn more about the important symbols the Jewish people have for this holiday, click below.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a time of reflection and humbling yourself before G-d. To do this, some Jews might go to services, some might meditate on the past year, and some might pray directly to G-d. During this time, many Jews also will fast to show their humbleness. A big part of Yom Kippur ending is a big break-fast, where people gather with friends and family to eat a big meal. So what to say on Yom Kippur? You can either say G'mar chatima tova or hava a good fast. To learn more about the important symbols the Jewish people have for this holiday, click below.

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