Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Howell

A look at events happening in and around howell on Thursday September 5, 2013.

When the sun set on Wednesday night the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah began welcoming the year 5774.

In Howell one place to celebrate the new year is Congregation Ahavat Olam with services set for 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. The Tashlich ceremony is also scheduled for 5 p.m. at South Lake in Lakewood. The local congregation will also meet on Friday at 9 a.m. for the second day of the holiday.

St. Veronica’s will be hosting a Men’s Eucharistic Adoration tonight for members of the Catholic community. Men from around the area are invited to the church between 9 and 10 p.m.

For the procrastinator in all of us today is Be Late for something Day which comes the day before Fight Procrastination Day. Today is also Cheese Pizza Day if you’re looking for something to eat.

On this date in 1972 members of the Israeli Olympic team were attacked and killed during the summer Olympics in Munich. The first Continental Congress assembled for the first time in 1774 in Philadelphia and Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

Famous birthdays today include actress Raquel Welch who turns 73 and actor Bob Newhart who turns 84. Baseball Hall of Famer turns 77 today as well. Famous outlaw Jesse James was born on this date in 1847.

The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly sunny day today with a high near 79 and a low of 50 after the sun sets.


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