Hello! Here is important information for Rosh Hashanah 2017. Let’s begin with the dates:

  • Rosh Hashanah 2017 begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
  • Rosh Hashanah ends at nightfall on Friday, September 22, 2017. (But please note that it is followed by Shabbat, which begins at Sunset on Friday.)

Moving on to the details… Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is packed with mitzvahs, special foods and traditions, and it’s one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar.

Here’s how to celebrate this holiday in the best way possible:

  • Read up: We’ve compiled for you an article that includes everything you want to know about this holiday. Find out what is so special about this day and what you are supposed to do, by clicking here.
  • Listen to the shofar: The most important things to do on Rosh Hashanah is to hear the blowing of the shofar, the ram’s horn. We do this on both mornings of the holiday, most often at synagogue services.
  • Find a service near you: Wherever you are, chances are there is a Chabad near you hosting High Holiday services. No membership required! Click here to find a service now.
  • Cook a storm (or just a Rosh Hashanah brisket): Hundreds of recipes are waiting for you in our recipes section. Click here to start Rosh Hashanah cooking!
  • Stories, videos, fun for kids:They're all waiting for you in our Rosh Hashanah section. Hop right over by clicking here.

All of us at Chabad.org wish you Shanah Tovah, a sweet new year and a happy Rosh Hashanah!

When Is Rosh Hashanah in Other Years?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 1 and 2 Tishrei. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2018: September 9 at sundown - nightfall on September 11

2019: September 29 at sundown - nightfall on October 1

2020: September 18 at sundown - nightfall on September 20

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.


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