Rosh Hashanah to begin at sundown
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The first night of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown, Wednesday.
As local residents prepare to welcome in the new year, and reflect upon the last year of the Jewish calendar, State officials have offered statements for the Jewish community in recognition of the high holidays:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
"This evening, members of the Jewish community throughout the state will gather with family and friends to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and commencement of the High Holy Days.
"This important period is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. During this time of reflection, we once again celebrate the diversity that strengthens and energizes our state and recommit ourselves to work together to create a better, more peaceful and secure future for all.
"I extend warm wishes to all for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. L'Shanah Tovah."
NYGOP Chair Ed Cox
"As Jewish families across the country and around the world mark the start of Rosh Hashanah at sundown today, we wish them a happy New Year.
NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
"As Jewish communities come together to celebrate Rosh Hashanah tonight at sundown, we look forward to a peaceful and secure New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect upon the past year, take stock, and move forward with a renewed commitment to make the world a better place.
"May you and your families be blessed with a sweet, healthy and happy New Year. Shanah Tovah."
Rosh Hashanah begins when the sun goes down Wednesday, and ends during nightfall on Friday, September 6.