This is how our favorite famous Jews celebrated and reflected on Rosh Hashanah in 2022 – or rather 5783.
1. Shira Haas
To the Unorthodox Star Shira Haas, the past Jewish year has been a complex year. She lost her mother to cancer and released an incredibly moving eulogy for the woman who raised her and helped her achieve her dreams. Yet she’s also been cast in some truly incredible projects, including her upcoming role as the Israeli Marvel superhero.
She wrote on Rosh Hashanah that while this was “a year of love, of dreams, of accomplishments,” it was also one of “pain, longing, loss.” For her, the year was “difficult to put into words. Maybe it never will be, and maybe it shouldn’t be.”
Jewish Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff posted a sweet Rosh Hashanah video on social media. He also wrote a guest comment United States today about the need to reconnect with the fight against hate this year, noting both his annual Rosh Hashanah dinners as a child and his 2018 visit to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“As we look forward to the New Year, we must continue to work to build an inclusive society for all, free from bigotry and bias, and commit to combating antisemitism and hatred wherever it exists,” Emhoff wrote .
3. Fran Drescher
The nanny Star and mahjong fan Fran Drescher shared a sweet and joyful message for the New Year.
“This weekend is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year,” she told her followers on Instagram. “It is a happy holiday and marks the start of the new year with wonderful hope and optimism and both I and Cancer Schmancer wish you all a happy, healthy new year.”
She also shared some organic macaroons she received as a gift – “Can’t wait to eat them, Happy New Year!”
4. Bryan Greenberg
New Jewish dad Bryan Greenberg kept his Rosh Hashanah message short and sweet, simply tweeting a “Shana Tova!” We get it — he has twins on his hands, after all.
5. Josh Malina
west wing star and Chuzpod Co-host Joshua Malina traditionally shares this image of him blowing the shofar on every Rosh Hashanah. We can’t fret over a recycled Rosh Hashanah greeting if it’s a very good one.
6. Henry Winkler (and Josh Gad)
Our dearest Jewish grandfather, Henry Winkler, wished us all “A HAPPY and SWEET NEW YEAR”. Tell me you’re not reading this message in Winkler’s voice. Jewish father Josh Gad responded, wishing Winkler “Shana tova my friend!!”
Shana Tova my friend!!!
– Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 26, 2022
7. Sarah Silberman
Sarah Silverman forgot about Rosh Hashanah this year — and let’s face it, she’s not the only one. She was sitting in a coffee shop when she mumbled an “oy” and a guy next to her, who assumed she was Jewish, wished her a happy new year. “And that’s when I realized it was Rosh Hashanah,” she wrote, adding #badev and #shanatova.
– Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 26, 2022
Jewish mum-of-two Pink shared her Rosh Hashanah spread on her Instagram Stories – it included some very pretty looking challahs, kugel, a delicious looking pumpkin dish and of course apples and honey. Pink has spoken to her Jewish mother, Judith, in the past about her tradition of making challahs, and she even showed us a little braiding demo for the Jewish New Year. What a reward; what a treat.
9. Lisa Gem
a house Wishing everyone a Shana Tova, star Lisa Edelstein shared a video of a young child blowing the shofar at her vegan New Year’s celebration, which was joined by “grandparents, kids, dogs, a mayor, a bevy of artists, writers and actors, a mini Shofar” belonged to Blower and a little boy in a glamorous dress.” Sounds really fabulous.
Comedian Billy Eichner started the Jewish New Year by receiving the news that his film brothers, out this week, was 95% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. “BEST ROSH HASHANAH EVER,” he tweeted. We agree.
11. Natalie Portman
Movie star and Jewish mother Natalie Portman aka Natalie Hershlag (that’s her birth name!) shared a beautiful and somewhat somber poem by Yehuda Amichai Rosh Hashanah on her Instagram. The poem ends with the following warning:
“And who uses people as handles or as rungs on a ladder
Will soon find himself hugging a wooden stick
And held the severed hand and wiped away the tears
With a potsherd.”
Woof, message received, Yehuda Amichai and Natalie Portman.
12. Molly Yes
Molly Yeh is opening a new restaurant in her home state of Minnesota this Jewish New Year. The Jewish mother of two named it after her eldest daughter, Bernie. The restaurant will officially open next Saturday, so Yeh celebrated the Jewish New Year at the restaurant, preparing some preparations and preparing Jewish delicacies with his staff, including matzo ball soup, babka, challahs and more.
13. Julia Haart
My unorthodox life Stars Julia and Batsheva Haart shared some fun Rosh Hashanah recipes including leek patties and cider mimosa on their Instagram accounts. Sounds like a good brunch to us!
See what’s happening live! Host Andy Cohen shared a little Happy New Year’s message with all of his Jewish friends.
☀️ Good morning ☀️ and Happy New Year to my Jewish friends
– Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 26, 2022
15. Mayim Bialik
Danger Hostess Mayim Bialik (who explains the holiday oh so well) attended two outdoor services this year because she didn’t want to spend long hours indoors and masked. And of course she was a shofar reader (with a Yemeni shofar she got from her Jewish grandmother!). She and Jewish father Max Greenfield discussed blowing the shofar The Late Late Show with James Corden this week and it was lovely…
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