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Special: Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה “head of the year”) is the beginning of the Jewish year, and this is year 5,784. It is a time of family gatherings and special meals. Symbolic foods, such as apples dipped in honey and other sweets, represent the hope for a sweet year ahead, and round challah bread symbolizes the cycle of the year.

Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year, as Classical 91.5 presents its annual, live broadcast from Rochester’s Temple B’rith Kodesh of the evening service for Rosh Hashanah, made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. Hosted by WXXI's Jeanne Fisher, Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service will be broadcast on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. on WXXI Classical 91.5.

Senior Rabbi Peter Stein, Assistant Rabbi Rochelle Tulik, Cantor Keri Berger, Choir Director Jason Berger, and the TBK Choir will lead the services, using the Reform movement’s High Holy Days prayer book, Mishkan HaNefesh. Listeners who are participating in services on WXXI Classical may pick up prayer books at Temple B’rith Kodesh Office during business hours.

Temple B'rith Kodesh was founded in 1848 as an Orthodox synagogue with 12 members. It is the oldest Jewish congregation and the largest Reform temple in the greater Rochester area. Temple B’rith Kodesh moved to its current location on Elmwood Avenue in 1962, and currently serves over 800 families.