Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this Tuesday at Sunset, and will be commemorated at Kehillath Tsion on Shabbat, September 23rd with a special celebration. If at all possible, you will want to hear the Shofar blast on Wednesday before sunset, but if you cannot, per Messianic custom which does not prohibit the use of the Shofar on Shabbat, we will be blowing the shofar on September 23rd. Here’s your invitation. For that Shabbat only—bring your own shofar and we will provide a specific point in the service to blow it!
Looking ahead, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will be commemorated on the biblical day, the tenth day of the month, on Shabbat, September 30th. On that day there will be no Kiddush (or ‘oneg’, or ‘nosh’, or ‘lunch’) after the service. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, will be celebrated on the third day of the holiday, on Shabbat, October 7th. There will definitely be a Kiddush then!