At sundown this Wednesday evening, the Jewish community will commemorate the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
I extend my warm wishes to communities everywhere as they prepare for the start of this special holiday.
Rosh Hashanah is an opportunity for the Jewish community in Illinois and around the world to come together in prayer, to reflect on the past year, and to celebrate with family and friends.
To everyone observing the High Holy Days I want to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and sweet New Year.
Shana Tova Umetukah.
Governor Pat Quinn