Jewish New Year

The Jewish Community of the Algarve will be celebrating the Jewish New Year in Portimão on September 18.

A buffet dinner will be served including traditional Jewish foods such as gefilte fish, chopped liver, herring and challah, a round white bread. For dessert, apple slices will be dipped into honey and eaten symbolically, ensuring a ‘sweet’ year ahead.

The Jewish calendar year is counted from the Creation and is based on a lunar month. The shofar, a Ram’s Horn, is sounded more than 100 times during the New Year synagogue services worldwide.

For further information, please call Ralf Pinto on 968 440 414