Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez offered the following message to the Jewish community in the Philadelphia region on the occasion of the high holy days. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sunset on Sunday, Sept. 25 and ends at nightfall of Tuesday, Sept. 27. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Dear Friends in the Jewish Faith Tradition,

As you prepare to celebrate the Most Holy Days of the year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I write on behalf of the people of Archdiocese of Philadelphia to extend prayerful best wishes.

These are days of prayer, reflection, and new beginnings. May the Eternal One abundantly bless you with good health, wisdom, and true peace in the year ahead.
“Shanah Tovah,” a good year to all!

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D.
Archbishop of Philadelphia