Shanah Tovah! Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is here. This holiday is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, and celebrations occur for two days to mark the beginning of the Jewish year, according to the teachings of Judaism.

We have your favorite products to help celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our stores, like our popular Round Challah Bread with Raisins. The bread’s circular shape symbolizes the ongoing cycle of the year, and the raisins represent sweetness. Our Publix Aprons® team also created delicious recipes to help you and your loved ones celebrate. Each recipe is associated with a symbolic meaning and tradition, such as apples dipped in honey, hoping to evoke a sweet new year.

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

What would Rosh Hashanah be without a warm and comforting bowl of matzo ball soup? Matzo ball soup is a Jewish staple and is served for certain Jewish holidays like Passover, Rosh Hashanah and the Sabbath. The recipe is from Eastern Europe. When Moses led the Jews from the persecution of Egypt, the Jewish people planned on baking bread. Their dough did not have time to rise because of the rush to leave, so the unleavened mixture of flour and water was flat after baking, which resulted in what we now know as matzo. This classic soup requires only 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of cooking time!

Apple Cinnamon Challah-Style Rose Bread

Try this unique twist for a sweeter option—roll our refrigerated biscuit-style cinnamon rolls in place of the Parker House rolls.

Pan Seared Salmon with Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate is typically eaten on the second night of Rosh Hashanah to represent a new fruit that just came into season. The pomegranate also reminds us that our good deeds should be as plentiful as the seeds of this delicious fruit.

Looking for more recipe ideas? Try some of these.

Açaí-Citrus Smoothie Bowls

Corned Beef and Vegetables

Mediterranean-Style Eggplant With Baby Greens and Berries

Creamy Lemon-Dill Coleslaw

Swiss Steak

Pomegranate Chicken


No matter what your favorite Rosh Hashanah meals are, we hope you’ll give our Publix Aprons® recipes a try and share your creations with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Shanah Tovah from all your friends at Publix.


Matthew L.

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Matthew L. started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Edmund. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

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