Celebration of the Jewish New Year begins tonight. Over 5,000 Jews in Iowaobserve Rosh (Rowsh) Hashanah through Sunday. Rabbi Neil Sandler of theTifereth (tif-air-eth) Israel Synagogue in Des Moines says the holiday is animportant time for the Jewish community. Families attend synagogue servicesand spend time with family. Sandler says Rosh Hashanah is a time of worshipand sharing important meals. Members of some synagogues in Iowa and thenation will help the hungry. Services this weekend include the distributionof grocery bags that honor the needy during the Jewish time of fasting, YomKippur. The “Operation Isaiah” food drive wraps up September 19th withcollection on the Yom Kippur (kip-pour’) holiday.
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