Rosh Hashanah - Marom

Rosh Hashanah



May you have a sweet
good year!

Who needs a Jewish New Year?

As Jews in the modern world, we are not only citizens of the world, and we are not just Jewish. We are both. Our regular planners give us a way to schedule our everyday activities. The Jewish calendar gives us a chance to experience time in a Jewish way.

On Rosh Hashanah, we restart and refresh our personal Jewish journeys, adding a generous dose of sweetener. We celebrate our own Jewish story, including our connections with ourselves, our families, our friends, and our world.

Reflection time…

What objective would you like to achieve this year?

What stops along the way must you make in order to achieve this goal?

Will the path to achieving this goal be easy or difficult?

Who would you like to meet along the way?

Who could help you along the way?

Which is more important to you, achieving the objective or the process of doing it? Explain.

Also great to spark a conversation in a group, with a friend, or with a family member

Shofar- sho far so good

The sounding of the shofar is one of the most meaningful commandments of Rosh Hashanah. The blast is a positive commandment directly from the Torah. Rosh Hashanah is described by the Torah as a “day of blasts” and a “remembrance of blasts”. The shofar, and the commandment to sound it, stakes out a significant share of the prayer service, the stories, and the laws of the holiday. 

“In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. You shall observe it as a day when the horn is sounded” (Numbers 29:1).

 A deeper look at traditional and symbolic foods

The new year inspires much excitement as we sit together with the goal of celebrating new beginnings. In Judaism, when something new happens, or something happens for the first time in a while, the “shehekhiyanu” blessing is traditionally said. During Rosh Hashana, a ceremony was developed so we can recite the “shehekhiyanu” blessing several times. This ceremony is a Jewish custom that dates back thousands of years and includes eating symbolic foods while praying throughout the Rosh Hashanah evening meal.

The traditional term for these symbolic foods is “simanim”. The symbolism given to these foods is based on their nature, name, or shape and has evolved throughout the ages. Different foods such as honey, meat, oil, pomegranates, apples, and fish were eaten during different periods. At the end of the Rishonim period the custom to eat honey and apples euolved into the popular tradition of dipping apples into honey that we know today.

Let’s celebrate!

Check out our Marom’s Rosh Hashanah Kit


Music, podcasts,
lectures and more.

Eat & Drink

Recipes to enjoy eating & drinking during the holiday


Reflections, guides for discovering more


Do It  Yourself
Rosh Hashanah version

Shana Tovah!