How To Set The Table for Rosh Hashanah 2023

Whether you are hosting or simply attending a Rosh Hashanah dinner it is important to create an environment that celebrates the spirit of the Jewish New Year. This holiday marks the beginning of the holiest period of the Jewish calendar year and encourages those who celebrate it to reflect, repent and rejoice in the traditions and intentions this beautiful holiday has to offer. 



Rosh Hashanah is celebrated over the course of two nights and often includes two separate dinners. Creating a dinner table that’s in sync with the traditions and values of this holiday is essential and can be achieved with just a few practical steps.  


Sweet Dishes & Well Wishes:  🍎 🍯

When it comes to Rosh Hashanah, the key word here is “sweet.” The food that we enjoy during this holiday is sweet and delicious: from Kugel to brisket to apples dipped in honey, these dishes are believed to welcome a sweet year ahead. In addition, Jewish people often eat pomegranates because it is believed that the many seeds within a pomegranate represent the blessings and mitzvahs that lie ahead.


Decorate with Radiance:  ❤️ 💛

Believe it or not, Rosh Hashanah naturally calls for a specific color scheme. Decorate your table with warm reds and radiant golds to welcome in both love and prosperity.


Add a Table Runner: 🎊

These simple accents bring the whole table to life and keep the theme alive and well. Check out our adorable apples and honey table runner here!

Create a Centerpiece: 🕯️

Rosh Hashanah is a time to not only welcome in the new year but to celebrate the beauty that surrounds us. As this holiday almost always falls at the start of autumn, we encourage you to lean into the natural beauty the season lends itself to. Put together a bouquet of seasonal flowers, place a half-dozen pomegranates in a decorative bowl for ambiance or even decorate the table with apple scented candles! Buy our apple and honey candles here. These small touches go a long way and set the tone, not only for the table, but for the whole year ahead.

Don’t Forget the Challah - obviously:

Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat this year, so it’s important to keep those weekly traditions alive, as well, and bring a loaf of Challah to your holiday table. 

And of course, never show up empty handed to a Rosh Hashanah dinner if you are going as a guest. Bring a puzzle, a themed candle or a funny card and make this Rosh Hashanah the sweetest one yet! 

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