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Jewish community in San Luis Obispo celebrate the start of Rosh Hashanah

Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 00:32:46-04

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Sunday is the start of Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish community of San Luis Obispo took part in celebrating the Jewish new year at the Rohr Center for Jewish Life, also known as the Chabad house of San Luis Obispo.

Chabad serves as a communal home for the Jewish community of Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo.

The co-director of Chabad of San Luis Obispo says the holiday serves as a Jewish celebration of the birthday of the world.

The blowing of the shofar, represents a call to god for a healthy and happy new year.

"We're children to god and we say, 'God, you're our father, you're our mother, we're here, we're calling to you as children, and as a parent, I know that when your child calls to you, you feel it, even on a bad day, you listen. So the shofar is sort of evoking that godly, parenting emotion," explained Rabbi Chaim Hilel.

Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holy Days.

Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, is in 10 days.