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Buffalo Grove students usher in High Holy Days

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  • Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn last Friday.

       Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn last Friday.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

  • Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn last Friday.

       Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn last Friday.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

  • Trudi Krames, director of Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove, sings traditional Jewish songs with students welcoming the Sabbath and marking the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days.

       Trudi Krames, director of Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove, sings traditional Jewish songs with students welcoming the Sabbath and marking the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

  • Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs, the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn, and learning about Sabbath customs such as lighting candles, eating challah bread and drinking wine out of a kiddush cup.

       Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs, the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn, and learning about Sabbath customs such as lighting candles, eating challah bread and drinking wine out of a kiddush cup.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

  • Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn.

       Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and marked the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

  • Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and mark the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn.

       Students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and mark the coming of the Jewish High Holy Days with the singing of traditional songs and the blowing of a hollowed-out ram's horn.
    MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY | Staff Photographer

 
 

The customary sounding of a hollowed-out ram's horn, or shofar, ushers in the Jewish High Holy Days, which begin Wednesday evening with Rosh Hashana.

Rosh Hashana marks the first day of the Jewish new year -- year 5774 -- and the beginning of the seventh month, Tishrei, of the Jewish lunar calendar. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.

Last Friday, students at Jacob Duman JCC in Buffalo Grove welcomed the Sabbath and the coming of the High Holy Days with traditional Hebrew songs and by learning about Rosh Hashana customs, such as eating challah bread, drinking wine out of a kiddush cup, and the sounding of the shofar.

To greet someone on Rosh Hashana say "Shanah Tovah," which in Hebrew means "have a good year."

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