On Monday September 6, at sunset, Jewish communities in North Carolina and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.
It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and come together with friends and family to share meals, prayers, and hopes for the future. The New Year offers hope for a new beginning. It is a chance to set new goals, embrace new challenges, and reach for something greater. As Jewish tradition teaches us, our work is never finished.
Rosh Hashanah is a chance to celebrate UNC Health’s Jewish patient and Teammate communities, and their significant contributions to our country, state, and healthcare. We also reaffirm our ongoing responsibility to take action and stand together against anti-Semitism, hatred, and discrimination in all its forms.
UNC Health wishes everyone celebrating a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year.