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High Holy Days 5775

In Jewish life the world, over the New Year, Rosh Hashanah (5775), begins on the first day of Tishrei in the...created the world, so we refer to this as the New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a ten-day period that ends with...
Rosh Hashanah - renewing life

Rosh Hashanah, "Head of the Year" or "New Year...rabbinic ideas) lists four separate Rosh Hashanah occasions in the year. Our fall holiday...Blowing of the Horn with no reference to Rosh Hashanah or any particular spiritual content...
A new year: Is there hope for the Darfuri people? For us?

...questions in their eyes: Why are you going to spend Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps in Eastern Chad? Why would...Still, the situation on the ground remains dismal. Rosh Hashanah is a holiday that celebrates renewal and creation...
First female Italian rabbi to give presentation Sunday

...started to close downtown, a unique visitor arrived.Rabbi Barbara Aiello came to Juneau from Italy two days before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year observed Sept. 24-26. She will be presenting a scholarly discussion on the hidden history...
A good influence: Take a page from the Torah and start anew again

...corrected and to cultivate a sense of awe and sacredness in the world, nature, God and community. Tradition says Rosh Hashanah is the day God inscribes each person's fate for the coming year into the book of life, while Yom Kippur is the day...
Day of Atonement services begin

...who celebrated the Jewish new year last weekend, in Rosh Hashanah, will fast and attend services this weekend for Yom...Northern Light United Church on 11th Street downtown. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are separated by the Days of Awe, during...
Around Town

...Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, Henry's Restaurant. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Rosh Hashanah morning service, 10 a.m., 211 Cordova St. Sponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom. Details: 586-1840. Sewing...
Photo: Casting the bread

Chava Lee performs the ritual of Casting the Bread Upon the Waters on Tuesday at Cope Park as part of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year observances. The casting of bread into water symbolizes sins being cast away. About 25 members of Juneau's...
Photo: Jewish New Year

Steve Wolf, right, throws bread into Gold Creek at Cope Park on Thursday evening as the Jewish community starts the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. The tradition of Tashlich is a symbolic casting away of unworthy thoughts and transgressions from the passed year.
Around town

Friday, Sept. 10 Rosh Hashanah evening services, 7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church...annual meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Dzantik'i Heeni common area. Rosh Hashanah morning services, 10 a.m., Northern Light United Church...


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