What is Rosh Hashanah 

Tonight at sundown, Jews in New York and across the world began observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This is a time of reflection over what the past year has brought, and a time of prayer, hope, and optimism for a better year to come.[Assemblyman Michael Blake]

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the birthday of the universe, or the day God created Adam and Eve, is celebrated on the first two days of the Jewish new year.

The first two days, Trishei 1 and 2, begins at sundown on the eve of Trishei 1. The holiday begins on the sundown of September 20 and continues through nightfall on September 22.

Families enjoy this day with candle lighting in the evening, meals with sweet delicacies during the night and day, and prayer services which include the sounding of the ram’s horn (shofar) on both mornings.

Assemblyman Michael Blake sent wishes for a joyful and sweet New Year to all those celebrating. L’Shanah Tovah Umetukah!

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