Classical 91.5

Rosh Hashanah


Music for the High Holiday from WQXR in NYC presents both traditional and composed music for the Jewish liturgy (with a recording of Kol Nidre that features violinist Itzhak Perlman), and concert music based on High Holidays melodies for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Naomi Lewin hosts and explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions, including food.  Naomi Lewin's Apple Schalet Recipe


Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year, as Classical 91.5 presents its annual, live broadcast from Temple B’rith Kodesh of the evening service for Rosh Hashanah. Hosted by WXXI's Jeanne Fisher, Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: A Rosh Hashanah Celebration will be broadcast live Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5, and is made possible by a grant from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish year, and this year is the 5,777th birthday of the world. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur, and is a time to look back at the past year and plan changes for the year ahead. The new year is replete with family gatherings, special meals and symbolic foods, such as apples dipped in honey to represent the hope for a sweet year ahead.