Shalom! September is the month of annual festivals in Detroit and beyond. Rosh Hashanah 2023 (the Jewish New Year) in Detroit is here. We’re providing information to help you know where to celebrate and observe the High Holidays following Rosh Hashanah. This Jewish day of judgment begins Friday, September 15 at sunset and ends Sunday, September 17 at nightfall.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of details and events for families to participate in as the Jewish Detroit Community heads into a refreshing new year.
SHABBAT CANDLE LIGHTINGS FOR DETROIT
First up on this guided list of Rosh HaShanah in Detroit are the candlelight blessings (Shabbat). Shabbat candles must be lit before sunset. Shabbat began on Sunday, August 17, 2023, and the 18th. Candle lighting is followed by a Torah reading. There are particular Shabbat times as those observing this holiday know that Shabbat candles must be lit before sunset. Shabbat candle lighting times listed are 18 minutes before sunset. Click HERE to learn more about Shabbat and the specific times for Detroit.
ROSH HASHANAH CHALLAH BAKE WITH THE CHALLAH PRINCE (*SOLD OUT)
Date & Time: Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 P.M
The Well, OneTable Detroit, Repair the World and NEXTGen Detroit Presents Rosh HaShanah Challah Bake that’s already sold out! This event reached its maximum capacity for the space utilized. However, you can still sign up for the Waitlist with the free Waitlist ticket HERE. Detroit welcomes Challah Prince, Idan Chabasov (@challahprince on Instagram) to show off his skills at the pre-Rosh HaShanah challah bake! participants are asked to bring a challah baking ingredient of their choice to donate to the Detroit Community Fridge.
Location: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit-6735 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills
BUY THE BEST CHALLAH IN DETROIT
Still looking for your authentic Challah in Detroit this Rosh HaShanah 2023? There are several options that qualify as the best spots for Challah bread in Detroit and nearby. Shatila Bakery in Dearborn is the latest hotspot in the area, which is located at 14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn. This Lebanese, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern bakery is Halal and is making itself known as number one! Their Baklava is a must. Click HERE to view their website.
THE GREAT BIG HIGH HOLIDAYS CHALLAH BAKE
Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 5 P.M
Although the event itself is not held in Detroit, it is hosted by Aish Detroit (Aish Hatorah Detroit). Aish Hatorah Detroit strengthens the Jewish Family and ultimately creates community. Click HERE to view the website. Join in to make 6 beautiful round challahs with sweet toppings and fillings in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Click HERE to purchase tickets for this year’s Challah Bake, priced at $36/person (one batch is included in the price). You can also join Aish Detroit this week for the Shabbat Party at Peasley Park!
Location: 25725 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park, MI
DONATE TO A DETROIT JEWISH COMMUNITY ORG/NON-PROFIT
To get in the true High Holiday spirit, you can always donate to Detroit Jewish Community organizations. To better foster diversity and strengthen the Detroit community, it’s important to stay informed about all of the residents that have made a home in Detroit!
Where to donate/get involved: There are events, resources, and plenty of ways to give & get involved. Not to mention, the younger generations/young Jewish adults in Detroit could use support as well. Click HERE to learn more about NEXTGen (in Bloomfield Hills), which is a Nonprofit organization geared towards interacting with Jews of the younger generations and is also a part of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Click HERE to view the Detroit JCC (the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is located at 6600 W Maple Rd West Bloomfield Township) website. Click HERE to view the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit.
ATTEND RASH HASHANAH SERVICES & HIGH HOLIDAY EVENTS
Downtown Synagogue is a great place to feel connected to others within the Jewish community in Detroit. Not to mention, you’ll truly experience a renewal this Rosh HaShanah with their latest makeover! Check out some of their upcoming events this month. Stay tuned for their High Holiday Schedule and join their “2023/5784 HIGH HOLY DAYS WITH THE DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE” event happening on Friday, September 15, 2023 5:30 P.M.. Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:30 PM. Click HERE to learn more, view the schedule of services, and register for their High Holy Day services. Located at the Bethel Community Transformation Center (8801 Woodward).
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