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Sea Shul Prepares to Celebrate its Inaugural Rosh Hashanah

Michelle Hayes Uhlfelder

Posted on Sep 06, 2023 in sea shul

Sea Shul, the new, vibrant Jewish community in Florida's 30A region, is excited to announce the organization's inaugural Rosh Hashanah celebration: “New Year, New Tide, ” including a beachside service and semi-formal dinner on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Watersound Beach Club.

This event aims to offer an extraordinary experience for community members to engage in the spirit of togetherness. Ilisa Eichenbaum, co-chairperson of the events committee, says, "We've been crafting this event with the sole intention of creating a space where everyone can feel at home, a place to welcome the new year with a sense of belonging. Our goal is for all participants to discover and form new connections within our Jewish community."

Starting at 6 p.m. with a beachside service led by Rabbi Joshua Lesser, the night then transitions into a delightful Rosh Hashanah dinner at 7 p.m. The dinner will feature a range of entrees catering to all tastes, including traditional Rosh Hashanah dishes such as Challah, apples and honey, and wine.

“A Jewish New Year brings with it hope and a promise of new beginnings, and so does the creation of Sea Shul,” Rabbi Lesser says. “Sea Shul emphasizes the importance of community, finding our place, and connecting with people because it nourishes our souls. As we usher in the new year, we welcome new friendships and a sense of belonging. Rosh Hashanah at Sea Shul is not just an event but the foundation of a collective journey.”

In addition to the "New Year, New Tide" event, Sea Shul has organized an array of activities for the Rosh Hashanah weekend, including a potluck dinner on the first night, Mind and Movement prayer service, and Tashlich service that will be open to the community.

Sea Shul Prepares to Celebrate its Inaugural Rosh Hashanah

"Sea Shul is not just a community, it's a vibrant catalyst for unity and connection,” explains Micah Davis, interim president of Sea Shul. "As we welcome Rosh Hashanah, we're not only celebrating a new year, but the start of an exciting chapter for Sea Shul. We're crafting a dynamic future where every member feels a profound sense of belonging and becomes a key part of our collective journey. Together, we'll foster an environment that embraces warmth, friendship and forward-thinking growth.”

Sea Shul is delighted to invite everyone to share in the joy and traditions of the Jewish New Year. For more information, please visit or contact Tickets can be purchased HERE.