Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rosh Hashanah Service

Jeff, blowing the shofar

 Happy New Year!

Our Rosh Hashanah service was a blessing, and I thought you might enjoy some photos.  The blowing of the shofar ushers in the new year.  What a beautiful sound it is!  The shofar is a ram's horn.  It is quite difficult to produce a sound from it, and takes practice.  We were blessed this year to have several shofar players in attendance. 
Barbara and David blowing their shofars
It is traditional to have a round challah. The round shape symbolizes the yearly cycle, perfection and infinity, expressing our hope for a perfect year, free of troubles, a year of unlimited blessings.  Our baker, Tim (a member of our synagogue) did a beautiful job.

We also eat apples dipped in honey and sweet honey cakes, representing a desire for a sweet year ahead.  We enjoyed these during oneg, following the service.

Rabbi Jem during the service

Rabbi Jem with Donald, preparing to parade the Torah.

 After the service, we danced and enjoyed sweet fellowship together. 

  Shanah Tovah to you all, dear Gail-Friends!
To learn more about Rosh Hashanah, visit this post.

1 comment:

  1. I love the shofar blowing!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful evening.