Rosh Chodesh is the name for the first day of every month in the Hebrew calendar marked by the appearance of the new moon.
In ancient times, Rosh Chodesh was a significant festival day. In modern times, we no longer sound the shofar or participate in special sacrifices. We do, however, meet at the synagogue to welcome Rosh Chodesh in prayer and song. Because of the historical significance of Rosh Chodesh to women, Holy Blossom Sisterhood has taken a leadership role in encouraging attendance at and participation in the daily Shacharit service at 7:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. Sundays ) on Rosh Chodesh. Join us for Rosh Chodesh services on the following dates in 2016/17:
- Cheshvan: Wednesday November 2, 2016
- Kislev: Thursday December 1, 2016
- Tevet: Friday December 30, 2016
- Shevat: Saturday January 28, 2017 (Congregation Shabbat Service)
- Adar: Sunday February 26, 2017 *
- Nisan: Tuesday March 28, 2017
- Iyar: Wednesday April 26, 2017
- Sivan: Friday May 26, 2017
- Tamuz: Sunday June 25, 2017 *
- Av: Monday July 24, 2017
- Elul: Wednesday August 23, 2017
*Service begins at 9:00 a.m. Following breakfast on these Sunday mornings, Rabbi Satz will lead us in study.