NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Rosh Hashanah represents the start of the new Jewish year. This year, those celebrations begin at sunset on Friday, Sept. 15.

Connecticut Rabbi Shmaya Hecht and Hadassa Hecht joined News 8 to talk more about what this holiday means, what traditional foods are eaten, and a special Rosh Hashanah service that the Chabad Jewish Center of Oxford is holding on Sunday, Sept. 17.

For more information on this service, visit their website Rosh Hashanah Experience –

Watch the full interview with Rabbi Shmaya Hecht and Hadassa Hecht in the video above.