Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Traditional

Genesis 21:1-21:34

5 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Alternative

Genesis 22:1-19

*Additional alternative readings will be provided in the upcoming Mishkan Hanefesh

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #2

Numbers 29:1-29:6

1 Aliyah

Shacharit Haftarah - Traditional

Samuel 1:1-2:10

Shacharit Haftarah - Alternative

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 9-10



We hold the Tashlich ceremony in the afternoon at a natural body of water.

This ritual is based on Micah 7:18-20, and many congregations recite these verses as part of the ceremony. When the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, we do Tashlich on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

Birkat Hamazon

Add Ya'aleh v'Yavo and Harachaman for Rosh Hashanah to Birkat Hamazon.

During Lunch

Recite the Kiddush for Rosh Hashanah day.

Some dip apples into honey (others only do this on Rosh Hashanah evening). For the ritual, see Rosh Hashanah evening.

Make Hamotzi over two round challot.


We place a new fruit on the table during candlelighting and Kiddush. When we recite Shehecheyanu during candlelighting and Kiddush, we have in mind that we are reciting it over the new fruit as well.

After dark, we light candles. We recite the festival candle blessing and Shehecheyanu (MT 384)

During Dinner

Recite Kiddush for Rosh Hashanah evening, followed by Shehecheyanu.

We then say a blessing over the new fruit and eat it.

Make Hamotzi over two round challot.

Asseret Y'mei T'shuva

General Notes

During the Aseret Y'mei T'shuvah (10 days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur):

Traditionally, congregations continue reciting S'lichot each morning before shacharit. When reciting every Kaddish, the words "l'eilah min kol," are changed to "l'eilah u'l'eilah mi-kol."

When reciting the Amidah, include passages marked "Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur."

We continue to conclude our Shacharit and Ma'ariv services with Achat Sha'alti (MT 662).