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Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue celebrates Jewish New Year
A synagogue is welcoming the Jewish New Year with a variety of events.
Members of Elstree and Borehamwood Synagogue will gather together today and tomorrow to celebrate the festival, known as Rosh Hashanah.
Children are invited to Parkfields Park, in Red Road in Borehamwood, at 4pm today for entertainment and honey cakes to celebrate the start of a sweet new year, soft drinks and crisps.
Sessions explaining the origin and meaning of Rosh Hashanah will be held at Yavneh College in Hillside Avenue today and tomorrow from 11am.
The sessions, which will highlight the significance of the prayers heard during the celebration, will be lead by Jewish educators Yolande Kerbal and Rabbi Schlomo Fari.
Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which is commemorated ten days later on September 14, where adults spend 26 hours fasting.
A children’s lunch will be held at Elstree and Borehamwood Synagogue, in Croxdale Road, and at Yavneh College, straight after the children’s services.
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