Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is one of the key celebrations in the Jewish calendar. Literally meaning "head of the year", it is also known commonly as the Feast of Trumpets, and biblically as Yom Teruah ("day of shouting or blasting").
It begins this year at sunset on Friday 15 September and ends at nightfall on Sunday 17 September.
The occasion is the first of the High Holidays, marked by the sounding of the shofar (a musical horn) and other customs including synagogue prayer services, personal reflection in the run-up to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and eating apples and honey to symbolise a sweet year ahead.
We would like to wish all of our staff and students celebrating a very happy Rosh Hashanah.
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If you are interested in learning more about Judaism locally, Leicester Hebrew Congregation (LHC) is a welcoming Jewish community with over 120 years of history and culture in our city. People of all faiths can attend the Visitors Centre for a guided tour with an ambassador. Further details and up-to-date information can be found on the LHC website.
Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) is a community for Jews of all backgrounds. Its religious practice is a blend of both traditional and modern interpretation of texts, and it actively participates in the multi-faith life in Leicester. Read more on the LPJC website.
Posted on Friday 8 September 2023