Holidays are celebrated throughout the year atThe Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community in Hollywood. In the fall season, there are special celebrations for the community’s Jewish residents who celebrate the Jewish New Year.
“It’s especially meaningful since it’s difficult for them to go to traditional services and many don’t have families nearby,” said Michelle Hertz, resident programming director. “Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holiday Days and means “head of the year.” This year, the two-day celebration starts at sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 24 with a festive meal. Our chef, James Duberry, will be preparing many traditional foods people enjoy.”
On Thursday Rabbi Davis will conduct a 10:00 Rosh Hashanah service and returns on Friday for an additional service.
The Rosh Hashana service will include a white table cloth, challah bread and two candle holders with candles. Special New Year prayers are recited over the candles. There will be apple slices and honey for dipping which symbolically evokes a “sweet new year.”
The holidays are a special time at The Peninsula and everyone is welcome.