On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 28, Jewish congregations worldwide will begin the observation of Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the creation of the world.
Etz Chaim, the only Jewish presence in Ramona, will hold services at 8 p.m. in the Rotunda of San Diego Country Estates, 16911 Gunn Stage Road. Rabbi Leslie Bergson will conduct the service assisted by Cantor Mary Baron and Cantor Emeritus Al Wollner.
After services all present will dip slices of sweet apples in honey as a way of hoping for a sweet new year.
On Thursday, Sept.29, services will begin at 10 a.m. Several times during services a shofar (Rams horn) will be blown by Cantor Mary Baron. At the conclusion of services a lunch prepared by congregation President Diana Levin will be served to all.
All who wish to observe the High Holy Days are invited and welcomed.
Services for Yom Kippur will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. In Ramona the observance of this most solemn event in the Jewish calendar also will be held in the Rotunda at 16911 Gunn Stage Road.
Everyone who attends is asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food, which will be delivered to the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet to help feed Ramona’s needy. A memorial service will be held at approximately 1 p.m.
All who are physically able to will fast from the beginning of Yom Kippur until the final prayer. At the conclusion of services all present will partake of a potluck supper to break the fast together.
There is no charge to attend services and no tickets are required. For additional information, call 760-789-2781.