When the Jewish Life Committee met to dialogue on what meaningful and enjoyable program we could run for Rosh Hashanah, we settled on two facts. The first fact is that Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and the second is that the SDJA student population is culturally diverse. We put these facts together and created a program called “New Years Around the World”. Students will visit a series of stations and engage in brief activities in which they will learn about how various cultures celebrate the start of a new year. We will discover a common thread running throughout many of these traditions – the idea that a new year represents a time for both introspection and celebration. This theme is, of course, a significant element of Rosh Hashanah as well.