Synagogue holds traditional Rosh Hashana services

Sunday marks the first night of Rosh Hashana, the two day celebration of the Jewish New Year. (WLFI Photo)
Sunday marks the first night of Rosh Hashana, the two day celebration of the Jewish New Year. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Sunday marks the first day of Rosh Hashana.

It’s the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year, and a local group is taking part in the holiday festivities.

The Congregation Sons of Abraham synagogue is one of the oldest continuously operating Jewish religious buildings not only in Indiana, but in the Midwest.

President of the Congregation Sons of Abraham David Sanders said Rosh Hashana is a time of joy and a time of serious reflection of the past year.

He said this time of year is a good time to ask yourself how to improve for the New Year.

“It’s the beginning of the Jewish New Year,” said Sanders. “It’s the day that we consider how we’ve acted in the past year. We ask for forgiveness from our fellow human beings about ways that we have sinned against them, and we consider about how we can become better in the coming year.”

Sanders said this year they are focusing on what it means to be Congregation Sons of Abraham.