Volume 3 Number 31 – September 19, 2020 – 1 Tishrei 5781
HEADS UP It’s the New Year
Rosh Hashanah means “Head of the Year.” Just like your head (brain) tells your body what to do, how you behave on Rosh Hashanah has far-reaching consequences for the entire year.
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is listening to the blowing of the shofar (except on Shabbos).
Like Shabbos and other Jewish holidays, the Rosh Hashanah meals should be eaten in the joyous glow of candles, lit by the woman of the house. On the first night, remember to light before the onset of the holiday. On the second night, light only after nightfall, taking care to use a preexisting flame and not blow out your match when done.
On Rosh Hashanah we traditionally start our holiday feasts with two loaves of round challah, sweetened with raisins – for a sweet new year. To add sweetness to our already sweet wish, we dip the challah in honey before taking the first bite. –adapted from www.chabad.com
Book Club News
Next Book Selection:
Next meeting, Monday, October 26th 7:15 – 8:45pm
The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman
For more information contact Terri Schnitzer
NHBZ SISTERHOOD THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR Rosh Hashanah Gift Basket Project
Special thanks to Margo Tzadok and all our volunteers!
Jewish Federation of St. Louis Women’s Philanthropy – L’Chaim!
A not to be missed virtual evening of celebration, community, and giving, featuring Bari Weiss. As a writer and editor, formerly for the Opinion section of The New York Times, Bari continues to comment on the complex world we are living in today from anti-Semitism to COVID-19.
Save the Date
Tuesday, October 27 | 7 pm
L’Chaim! The Roots of Our Community
- $18 – L’Chaim! ticket; includes a special L’Chaim! box filled with tools to help us celebrate together
- $54 – Exclusive Opportunity: Bari Spills the Beans ticket; includes a ticket to the Main Event, a signed copy of Bari’s book, and a special L’Chaim! treat
For more info contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.442.3730
For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: email@example.com