Shana Tova and Happy New Year to the Jewish community in Chipping Barnet

I would like to wish Shana Tova to all those in Chipping Barnet who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah. 

As we approach this important date in the calendar, I know many of my constituents will be preparing for the festivities with friends and family.

The celebrations begin at sunset on Sunday, marking the start of the new year according to the traditions of Judaism.

Beginning on the first day of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration. The festival is marked by the lighting of candles, prayer services with the sounding of the ram’s horn or Shofar, and Rosh Hashanah dinner. This often includes traditional foods such as pomegranate and apples dipped in honey to symbolise a sweet new year. 

So I would like to wish all those celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy and sweet new year.