Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

The Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — are a time for reflection, renewal and spending time with family and friends. Many Jewish families like to travel during the holidays, and Ricki’s Place is a perfect place to stay.

With a historic synagogue just two short blocks away, we’re the perfect holiday getaway for worship and relaxation.

Rosh Hashana begins in the evening of Wednesday, September 20, and lasts until the evening of Friday, September 22. The holiday, whose name means “beginning of the year,” celebrates the start of the Jewish lunar year. Traditional customs include eating apples in honey and honey cake, to symbolize a sweet near year, and blowing a ram’s horn, called a shofar, in synagogue.

Yom Kippur, which begins on the evening of Friday, September 29 and ends the evening of Saturday, September 30, is a solemn day of repentance. Jews ask forgiveness of one another and of God for any unkind things they may have done during the previous year. It’s also customary to fast during the holiday – even water is not allowed. At the end of the holiday, families gather together for a festive meal to break their fast.

Congregation Beth Israel is the perfect place to celebrate both of these holidays. An Orthodox shul (synagogue) built in 1913; it’s located on the beachfront, just two short blocks from Ricki’s Place. Run by the local Weinstein family, it continues to attract Jewish families living and vacationing in the Old Orchard Beach area.

If you’re traveling during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, check out Ricki’s Place. Give us a call at 207-934-1357 to book your stay today!

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