Rosh Hashanah means lliterally "head of the year" in Hebrew. It marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination, and repentance ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This year is 5774 in the Jewish calendar.
- Temple Bat Yahm- Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashanah at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Children's Service at 9 a.m., Main Service at 10:30 a.m.,
Tashlich at 1:30 p.m.
- Chabad Jewish Center Newport Beach -Rosh Hashanah Evening Services at 7 p.m. Get more details here.
- Temple Isaiah-Erev Rosha Hashanah from 8-9:30 p.m.
Customs observed on Rosh Hashanah include sounding the shofar, a musical instrument made from a ram's horn, and eating sweet foods for a sweet new year.
Many congregations celebrate one day of Rosh Hashanah, while others observe two days.
One practice associated with Rosh Hashanah is Tashlich, a ceremony in which Jews symbolically cast away their sins by tossing pieces of bread into a body of water.