Rosh Hashanah Day 2

*Traditionally, Reform congregations have observed one day of Rosh Hashanah as prescribed in Leviticus 23:24 and Numbers 29:1.  However, communities in Israel that generally observe one festival day observe two days of Rosh Hashanah, and many Reform communities have begun to do so, as well. For further discussion of second day Rosh Hashanah observance, see JL 119 and "The Second Festival Day and Reform Judaism." Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century."  Edited by Mark Washofsky. CCAR Press, 2010.

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Traditional

Genesis 22:1-24

5 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Alternative

Genesis 1:1-2:3 or 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

Jeremiah 31:1-31:9

Shacharit Haftarah - Alternative

Isaiah 55:6-13


If the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, hold the Tashlich ceremony on the second day. For more information about Tashlich, see entry for Rosh Hashanah Day 1.

Birkat Hamazon

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

During Lunch

Recite the Kiddush for Rosh Hashanah day.

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).