The Jewish New Year online and in Sparta

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

    SUSSEX COUNTY-A month full of holidays is the best way to describe Tishrei, the first month of the new year in the Hebrew calendar. The first 10-day period begins with Rosh Hashana and concludes with Yom Kippur. They are followed by the seven days of Sukkot and then by Simchat Torah. The many holidays and the myriad laws, traditions and customs that accompany them, may seem confusing, even for many Jews. To alleviate this confusion, Chabad of Sussex County has created a comprehensive web site filled with information designed to help Jews celebrate the new year in a meaningful way. "Whatever your background, level of practice or affiliation may be, at Chabad we see you as Jewish," said Rabbi Shmuel Lewis, director of the Sparta-based Chabad of Sussex County. "No labels. No differences. Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew and their families." Chabad will host services on Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year (Oct. 3-5), and Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement (Oct. 12-13), at the Sparta Ambulance building at 14 Sparta Ave. A Sukkot gathering in the Sukkah, accompanied by music and food, will take place on Thursday evening, Oct. 20. Simchat Torah will be celebrated with song and dance on Tuesday night, October 25. For information call 973-726-9111, or send e-mail to Chabad@JewishSussexCounty,com, or visit on line