Reserve Your Space at a Festive Rosh Hashanah Meal Fit for a King

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins on Sunday night, September 9th, is a time to reflect on our potential for life, blessing, and sustenance for the entire year to come. Our actions on Rosh HaShanah set the tone for New Year.

Experience a lavish, home-made Rosh HaShanah meal you will not soon forget.

Join the Boulder County Center for Judaism for a tasty Rosh HaShanah meal replete with foods passed down in Jewish tradition for generations including:

  • Homemade round challah – unlike the long braided one usually used on Friday nights, the circular shape is symbolic of the cyclical nature of the year.
  • A fish head – eating a piece of the head of a fish symbolizes our aspiration to be at the top (head) in all things in the coming year.
  • Tzimmis (carrots sweetened with honey) is a play on Yiddish word mehren, which means merit. We eat them in the hope that our merits will increase throughout the year.
  • Honey – perhaps the most popular Rosh HaShanah food of all. Honey represents our prayer to G-d that we be granted a sweet New Year and eating apples dipped in honey symbolizes our wish that those prayers be answered

Feel free to incorporate some of these foods into your own Rosh HaShanah meal or, even better, join us for our special dinner.

Suggested donation only $18 per adult, $10 per child, with a maximum of $54 per family.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

As space is limited, please RSVP NOW by emailing us at



About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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