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 Friday October 20, 2017
Kislev Sunday November 19, 2017
Tevet Monday December 18, 2017
Shevat Wednesday January 17, 2018
Adar Friday February 16, 2018
Nisan Saturday March 17, 2018 (Congregational Shabbat Service)
Iyyar Sunday April 15, 2018 *
Sivan Tuesday May 15, 2018
Tamuz Wednesday June 13, 2018
Av Friday July 13, 2018
Elul Sunday August 12, 2018 *
*Service begins at 9:00 a.m. Following breakfast on these Sunday mornings, Rabbi Satz will lead us in study.