Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Rosh Hashanah:
“Tonight, Jewish communities throughout B.C. will mark Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the 10 Days of Awe. This a period of hope, new beginnings and reflections on the past year, which also marks the 5,781st year of the Hebrew calendar.
“Rosh Hashanah gatherings and services won’t be the same this year. Families and friends will be celebrating differently, by connecting to their synagogue virtually or having dinner within their small household bubbles. But the spirit of this time of year remains the same.
“The Jewish new year is a day of celebration and reminds us to reflect on our common values and what connects us, rather than what divides us.
“On behalf of British Columbians, I send best wishes to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
“L’shanah tovah u’metukah!”
For French and Hebrew translations: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0088-001779#translations