August 28, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
With the recommendation from UH’s Covid Advisory Committee, we are canceling the Rosh Hashanah Seder.
Please look out for a video Seder coming soon that you can participate in from home at your own convenience.
A Rosh Hashanah Seder? When it comes to celebrating holidays we think of our own family traditions and assume they are the “Jewish” way to celebrate, when really they are one of many “Jewish” ways to celebrate. Many Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews have the tradition of a Rosh Hashanah seder. The origins of this ritual date back to the Talmud (Horayot 12a), where Abaye discusses omens that carry significance, and suggests that at the beginning of each new year, people should make a habit of eating and blessing certain foods that express our wishes for the new year, like bounty, strength, and peace. Join us for an evening of talking and tasting, as we explore this Rosh Hashanah ritual. Please note that this is not a full meal.