Ways to Welcome Jewish New Year in Reston

Apples and Honey/Credit: slgckgc via FlickrJews in Northern Virginia and all over the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Wednesday night and Thursday.

The holiday, welcoming the year 5775 on the Jewish calendar, is typically marked with a festive meal featuring apples and honey for a sweet new year, as well as synagogue services featuring the blowing of the shofar.

Another Rosh Hashanah tradition is tashlich, or casting off the old sins of the last year.

This is often marked by throwing bread into a body of water — which Reston has plenty of in its lakes.

Looking for a Rosh Hashanah activity? Here are some to check out nearby:

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation in Reston has a full schedule of High Holiday services for all ages. Some are by ticket only or for members only, but some are open to the public. Call 703-437-7733 for information.

Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon welcomes non members to purchase tickets to High Holiday services.

Chabad of Reston Herndon has free community services at 9 a.m. on Thursday at Coomber Hall, 1521 Dranesville Rd., Herndon.

Shoreshim of Reston will hold free community services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. Call (571) 445-0563 for location and more information.

Photo: Apples and honey/slgckgc via Flickr

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