L'shanah Tovah* ... Celebrating Rosh Hashanah
September 07, 2010
Traditional Rosh Hashana treats
At sundown on Wednesday, Sept.8, the Rollins community will come together to welcome the Jewish calendar year 5771 in a celebration known as Rosh Hashanah. The event will be sponsored by Hillel @ Rollins, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Jewish Studies and Sodexo.
“We are so happy to have this much support from the campus in our celebration,” said Mitchell Sommers, president of Hillel @ Rollins.
Rosh Hashanah, traditionally observed on the first and second days of the seventh month of Tishri, is the Jewish New Year. It is a time of introspection, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram's horn (shofar) is sounded and special foods are prepared and shared. Rosh Hashanah is considered one the most important of all Jewish Holidays because it commemorates the creation of the world.
Dinner will begin at its regular time of 5 p.m. in the campus center; services will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Warden Dining Room. Everyone is invited to attend. The menu will include traditional favorites like matzo ball soup, liver and onions, sweet potato fries, honey carrots, roast beef sandwiches, honey mustard chicken and baklava. Sweet foods, such as apples and honey, are eaten throughout this holiday, symbolizing the desire to have a new year filled with sweetness. This will be the second year that Rosh Hashanah services will be held at Rollins.
-Anna Montoya (Class of 2013)
*("For a good year")