Celebrating Rosh Hashanah at Beverly Hills Carmel
Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sunset Sept. 13, is a two-day celebration that marks the start of the Jewish New Year. This is a time for Jewish people to pray in the synagogue, reflect on their lives and prepare for the rest of the year. Customs associated with Rosh Hashanah include the sounding of the shofar and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey.The sweetness of the apple paired with the honey points to a New Year full of sweetness.
At Beverly Hills Carmel, a beautiful assisted living facility, Rosh Hashanah and all other Jewish holidays are celebrated. We have been providing superior senior care to our Jewish assisted living residents since 1976, and always take care to set aside time to recognize holy days.
2015 Jewish Holidays
As we look ahead to another sweet year, don't forget to mark your calendars for the following Jewish holidays.
- Yom Kippur, Sept. 23. Celebrates the day of atonement. The Jewish community fasts for 25-hours and repents for errors made in life.
- Sukk?ot,? Sept. 28-29 and Sep 30-Oct 4. Commemorates the period of time the Jews wandered the desert.
- Shemini Atzert, Oct 5. Eighth Day of Assembly.
- Simchat Torah, Oct. 6. Celebrates the completion of Bible reading in Sabbath services.
- Chanukah, Dec 7-14. Celebrate the Temple's rededication in Jerusalem, where the festival of lights is commemorated for eight days.
- Purim, Mar 24, 2016. Celebrates the rescue of the Jews.
- Pesach, April 23-30, 2016. Also known as Passover, this celebrates the Exodus from Egypt.
- Shavu'ot, June 12-13, 2016. Celebrates Giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai.
- Tisha B' Av, Aug. 14, 2016. Commemorates destruction of Jerusalem's Temple.
- Tu B'Shevat, Jan. 25, 2016. Celebrating the age of trees strictly for religious intents.
- Purim Katan, Feb. 23, 2016. Minor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years.
- Shushan Purim, March 25, 2016. Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities.
- Days of Omer, seven weeks after Pesach. A verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot.
- Pesach Sheni, May 22, 2016. Second Passover, one month after Passover.
- Lag B'Omer, May 26, 2016. Thirty-third day of counting the Omer.
- Tu B'Av, Aug. 19, 2016. Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day.
- Leil Selichot, Sept. 24, 2016. Prayers for forgiveness are offered in preparation for the High Holidays.
- Sigd, Nov. 11. Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur.
- Yon Ha-Shoah, May 5, 2016. This is a solemn day of remembrance of the Holocaust.
- Yom Ha-Zikkaron, May 11, 2016. Celebrates remembrance of Israeli soldiers who died defending the State of Israel.
- Yom Ha-Atzma'ut, May 12, 2016. Israeli Memorial Day, celebrating the day the British Palestinian mandate expired.
- Yom Yerushalayim, June 5, 2016. Celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem in Israeli.