Families of Temple Sholom in New Milford recently gathered at Averill Farms in Washington to pick apples for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana.
It is traditional to begin the Jewish New Year with apples and honey in the hopes that it will be a sweet year.
Members of the synagogue did this as part of the temple’s “Jewish Journeys” Family Education Program, led by Rabbi Ari Rosenberg and Cantor Laura Breznick.
Breznick led those gathered in songs and Rabbi Ari gave a lesson on how to sound the shofar.
The shofar is a traditional horn of a ram or gazelle that is sounded in Jewish communities on Rosh Hashana.
Temple Sholom is offering High Holiday services for the coming weeks.
Offerings for Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat Shuvah Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m., and Torah Study Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. and Shacharit L’Shabat Shuvah at 10:30 a.m.
Yom Kippur services will include Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Shacharit “Yom Kippur (followed by Yizkor) at 10 a.m., Yom Kippur young children’s service at 2 p.m., Mincha L’Yom Kippur (followed by Ne’ilah) at 4 p.m. and Havdalah (followed by breakfast) at 7 p.m.
Sukkot offerings will include Erev Sukkot service Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Shacharit L’Sukkot Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m., a family Sukkot potluck dinner and service Oct. 15 at 5 p.m., Erev Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., and Torah Study Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. and Shacharit L’Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot at 10:30 a.m.
Offerings for Atzeret-Simchat Torah will include Atzeret-Simchat Torah Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Shacharit Atzeret-Simcaht Torah Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call Temple Sholom, located on Route 7 North, at 860-354-0273 or visit www.tsholom.org.