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Let's Celebrate the Birthday of the World!

PJ Library Invitation

The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community will host a celebration in honor of the upcoming Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah. The event will be held at the Small Pavilion in Stewart Park from 3 to 4:30 PM. It is designed for young families, but those who are young at heart are welcome as well. There will be craft activities related to the holiday, and a special “Make a Joyful Noise” drumming circle at 3:45, led by musician, Sam Fishman. Children can make their own percussion instruments before the drumming begins. In addition, Rabbi Dovid Birk, of the Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell, will blow the shofar, a traditional instrument made of a goat horn. The blowing of the shofar is done throughout the holiday season. Rosh Hashanah (literally, the head of the year) will begin on the evening of September 6th. Several additional holidays take place in succession, after Rosh Hashanah. We will be welcoming the season with this first in-person festivity since the beginning of the pandemic. In partnership with IAUJC, the event is being co-sponsored by Chabad at Cornell, Congregation Tikkun v’Or and Temple Beth El.

Time and Place
August 29, 2021, 3:00 pm
Small Pavilion at Stewart Park