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Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year begins on the first of Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish calendar, this year it will be held on September 20 and 21. It is considered the traditional anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and the conception of the world.

Holiday traditions include blowing of the Shofar– an ancient musician instrument made of a hollow ram’s horn and a festive dinner on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown. During the Rosh Hashanah dinner it is customary to eat symbolic food such as apple dipped in honey to symbolize a “sweet year”, a head of fish to be “the head and not the tail”, dates, pomegranates, leek, beet leaves and other holiday dishes. The evening is escorted by special blessings that are recited throughout the meal. Outside of Israel it is expected to host another “second” Rosh Hashanah dinner on the following day. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is hosting traditional festive Rosh Hashanah dinners created by the hotels team of passionate chefs. 

Due to the holiday regulations the operation hours of some of the hotel facilities might change, the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya will be at your service for any questions or requests.


Breakfast: served daily at the Herbert Samuel Restaurant from 07:30 – 11:30 
Lunch Buffet: served on Thursday – Saturday from 13:00-15:00 
On Wednesday - Rosh Hashanah Eve, Herbert Samuel will be closed

Special Festive Dinner Buffet in the Ballroom from 19:30-22:30
Thursday – Friday, Herbert Samuel Restaurant from 19:30-22:30  
Saturday - Closed

Swimming Pool and Spa:
Swimming pool open from 07:00 – 19:00
The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be open daily from 09:00-18:00

Ritz Kids Opening hours:
Wednesday – Thursday from 11:00 – 19:00
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 16:00
Thursday, September 21 from 09:00 -11:00 - Zivikivi, a balloon artist will meet our young guests in the Lobby Lounge.

We wish you a Happy New Year and Shana Tova.