Community Engagement

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Rosh Hashanah

The festive meal on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah has come to include the custom of the Rosh Hashanah Seder in which we eat various fruits and vegetables that symbolize - by taste or the sound of their name - the blessings we wish to bestow upon the new year.

The Seder has changed with time. The custom dates back to the days of the Talmud, but it has since transformed, elaborated by the different edot (Jewish ethnic groups) and in the various diasporas.

The blessings and simanim (signs) you will find below are those that have been adopted and they reflect diverse ethnic origins and traditions.

We encourage you to adopt these blessings and foods, or be inspired by them and add your own.





  Dvar Tora from congregation Netzach Israel in Ashkalom

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