NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The celebration of the Jewish new year, known as Rosh Hashanah, began Wednesday at sundown and ends on Friday.
The holiday welcomes the new year with prayer, sweet foods and religious custom, and casts out the trangressions of the previous year.
Several services being held in the New Rochelle area to commemorate the holiday:
Temple Israel - 1000 Pinebrook Blvd.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, the main service is being held from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., followed by a reception. The family service will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Children and teen programs will be held from 2-3 p.m.
On Friday, Sept. 5, 2013 there will be a shabbat service at 7:30 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue Center - 1324 North Ave.
On Thursday and Friday there will be main services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m and 7 p.m.
Young Israel of New Rochelle - 1149 North Ave.
On Thursday and Friday there will be services at 9:30 a.m. at 1228 North Ave.