Rosh Hashanah — Celebrating the New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is observed on the first day of the month of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar, which falls in September or October on the Gregorian calendar (the calendar in common use throughout the world). Learn more about the observations associated with celebrating Rosh Hashanah with our educational resources below.

Rosh Hashanah A New Beginning

Watch now as Fellowship President Yael Eckstein shares her reflections on Rosh Hashanah, and the new beginning it represents for everyone.

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of the Jewish New Year. Unlike the secular New Year, Rosh Hashanah is ushered in with intense moral and spiritual introspection. Learn more with this overview to this biblically mandated holy day.

The Shofar: The Three Sounds of Renewal

The sounding of the shofar, or ram's horn, is one of the most defining elements of the Rosh Hashanah observance. Use this study to explore the various meanings and spiritual lessons that are associated with this biblically mandated tradition.

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of celebration and introspection and many of the themes associated with the Jewish New Year are best expressed through the special foods that are traditionally served. Try some of these traditional recipes for Rosh Hashanah.