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Rosh Hashanah: Evening of September 25-27 

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. It literally means “head of the year.” 

Rosh Hashanah: September 25-27 (sundown to sundown)

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. It literally means “head of the year.” 




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Upcoming Events

Sep 02

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

September 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Parents of young children in interfaith families: Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser for morning coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. We will meet in Kensington, MD.
Sep 11

Our Year of Firsts – Online

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.), Our Year of Firsts offers you the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other interfaith couples.
Sep 15

Ask the Rabbi: Interfaith Couples Edition (Chicago)

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Have you ever had questions and thought to yourself, I really wish I could ask this to a rabbi over a beer? Join other interfaith couples along with Rabbi Todd Zinn, 18Doors Rukin Rabbinc Fellow and Director of Jewish Journeys and Enrichment for Honeymoon Israel and 18Doors Chicago Community Director, Tani Prell, for a casual night of asking the rabbi any question you've ever had about anything. We'll meet up at a bar in Lakeview.
Sep 18

Couples and Canoes: High Holy Day Reflections on the Charles River (Boston)

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Grab a canoe or kayak and (th)ROW those sins away! The High Holy Days are a time to release the weight of the year that is now behind us. Join 18Doors and Modern JewISH Couples for a tashlich ritual where we will symbolically cast our sins into a body of flowing water. Prefer to stay on solid ground? Join Rabbi Gubitz to do tashlich from the dock, then we'll head over to a nearby bar.
Sep 27

Rosh Hashanah Picnic (and Tashlich, Too!) (Atlanta)

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Rosh Hashanah will be here before you know it, and this year we're celebrating in a park. Join us for tashlich followed by a community potluck dinner. Tashlich is a holiday ritual during which we symbolically cast away (into the water) bad habits and places where we’ve missed the mark so that we don't carry them into the new year. Join Rabbis Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors and Ariel Root Wolpe from Maalot as they lead us in this powerful ritual. Family-friendly and open to Jews and their loved ones of all ages.
Oct 07

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser from 18Doors for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. This month we'll focus on the upcoming Festival of Sukkot, also known as “The Time of Our Joy.”
Oct 11

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Crafting a Meaningful Ceremony – Online

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind rituals with 18Doors Boston Community Director, Molly Kazin Marshall.
Oct 13

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Creating Your Perfect Ketubah – Online

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors' Molly Kazin Marshall and other interfaith couples for a workshop that will help you craft the perfect ketubah (Jewish marriage document) for your marriage—whether that means selecting existing text or writing custom language.