by Judith T. Fox
Translator’s note: I’ve attempted to keep these definitions very brief. Fuller explanations of many of these themes are available elsewhere on this site and I encourage you to read them. If you still have questions, have other words you want defined, or just want more information, please contact the Director of Congregational Learning, at 860-233-2774,
The spiritual leader of the synagogue.
Rosh Hashanah -
The Jewish New Year seen as a time of introspection and repentance.
Rosh Hodesh -
The first day of each Hebrew month. Also the name of an Emanuel womenâ€™s group as it was traditionally a womenâ€™s holiday.