Federation in the news: WWLP-TV Channel 22 9/15/23

Local Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Jewish High Holiday’s begin Friday evening, and the local Jewish community is celebrating Rosh Hashanah Friday night, into Saturday.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and for the next few days, Jews all over the world will be eating apples with honey, symbolizing a sweet new year.

Beginning at sundown Friday night, marks the beginning of the new year, 5784 in the Hebrew calendar and the first of the two High Holidays, which are meant to be a ten-day period of joy and reflection.