While Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year, Rabbi Yehuda Kantor believes it to be a lot more.
"Rosh Hashanah is actually a universal holiday," he said, because it celebrates the biblical creation of man -- Adam -- on the sixth day in Genesis.
"It's not just a Jewish holiday," he said. "Really, it's a very special moment for everyone."
Chabad Lubavitch of Westport helped to make the two-day holiday special for everyone in the community by hosting a series of traditional services at the Westport Women's Club. On Sunday evening, nearly 40 people attended the first service.
Rosh Hashanah literally means "head of the year," and Kantor explained that the celebration of the holiday is, in part, to set a tone for the year ahead. continue...