Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Jewish Faith Community,
Together with the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I send prayerful best wishes as you celebrate the solemn observances of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur!
I take this occasion to echo the sentiments of Pope Francis, who said, “May these feasts bring abundant blessings from the Eternal One and be a source of intimate joy. May the Almighty, in His eternal mercy, strengthen everywhere our bonds of friendship and the desire to foster constant dialogue for the good of all.”
It is my prayer that these high holy days will be a time of spiritual refreshment and renewed hope.
“Shanah Tovah,” a good year to all!
Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia