Ny Times recommends Sim Shalom Rosh Hashana service
Rabbi Blane and Sim Shalom got a nod in the New York times as a Rosh Hashana not to be missed. Rabbi Steve and a jazz quartet presented traditional melodies to a jazz sound at the iconic Bitter End. Read below:
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown Sunday night and continues until sundown on Tuesday.
Our city has the largest Jewish population outside Israel, and many New Yorkers will be celebrating the holiday — a time of reflection, repentance and resolutions.
A mainstay of Rosh Hashana is the sounding of the shofar, a ram’s horn. Across the city, the horns will sound at services ushering in the year 5777 on the Jewish calendar.
Here are a few other ways to celebrate this year:
• The 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side is streaming its services live.
• The Manhattan Jewish Experience, geared toward Jews in their 20s and 30s, is offering Rosh Hashana dinners, services and classes around the city.
• A service, meditation, shofar blowing and lunch is at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg.
• A Rosh Hashana jazz service is at the Bitter End on the Upper West Side.
• Some have suggested skipping Rosh Hashana services altogether.
• For those seeking more traditional ways of celebrating, B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side, the Actors’ Temple in Midtown, and the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Greenwich Village will offer services today and on Tuesday.