Information about the Month of September

The month of September is a crucial and significant month for various reasons, for many people in many cultures. The word “September” is derived from the Latin word ‘Septem’ meaning seven (7). Rosh Hashanah (literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays. It is celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is described in the Torah as a day of sounding the Shofar. Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on September 20, 2017 and ends at nightfall on September 21, 2017. September 20, 2017 is the 1st of Tishri 5778.This is the ninth (9th) month of the Gregorian calendar. This is the seventh (7th) month on the Biblical calendar and the first (1st) month of the Jewish civil year.

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