This year, Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday, September 4th at sunset. Rosh Hashanah ends on Fri. Sept. 6 at sunset and moves right into Shabbat, Friday evening. Many students will be home for the extended holiday weekend, but we are hosting holiday prayer services and festive meals for students staying up here as well as neighbors and faculty friends who wish to join us.

All events will take place at UH Chabad Jewish Student Center, 147 S. Lake Ave. (1 block of New Scotland, between Providence and Mercer)

Rosh Hashanah Night, Wed, September 4:
Evening Service: 7:00 PM
Holiday Dinner:   7:30 PM

Eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Prayers 7pm, followed by the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal: Kiddush, apple and challah dipped in honey, and delicious holiday foods.

Rosh Hashanah Day, Thurs, September 5:
Waterside Tashlich Service: 6:00 PM
A special prayer done at a body of water in which we symbolically cast away our sins into the water and begin the new year with a clean slate.

Note: We will meet at the entrance to Washington Park on the corner of Hudson (2 small blocks north of Madison) and N. Lake Ave. At 6:20, we will walk back to UH Chabad Jewish Student Center for the Day Service.
Day Service: 6:30 PM
A short service with Prayer Highlights. We will read a few key prayers, and have the Shofar blowing ceremony.
Evening Service: 7:00 PM
Holiday Dinner:  7:30 PM
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day, Friday September 6:
Day Service: 6:30 PM
We will include new prayer highlights for the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah as well as the Shofar blowing ceremony, which is a Mitzvah to hear both days of the holiday.
Shabbat Evening Service: 7:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner:  7:30 PM
Shabbat Shuva is the very first Shabbat of the new year and one of the most special. Positioned between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is a time to focus on Teshuva-coming closer to G-d. This year, Rosh Hashanah carries straight into Shabbat, starting the year with 3 straight special days. May this be a special year for us and all of God’s creation!
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For more info or to RSVP (not necessary, but appreciated), please contact us
Rabbi Mendy Mathless, Director, UH Chabad Jewish Student Center
147 S. Lake Ave. Albany, NY 12208