While trying to be sensitive, sometimes there is no good answer.
I have received comments from a few constituents about the scheduling of the fall dinner event happening during a Jewish holiday. I’ve done a little research and have spoken with a few folks and this is what I found.
The plan has been that Sunday after Labor Day weekend is reserved for the Dinner on Main Street and the last Saturday in September, for the New England Roots Festival.
These regular dates are chosen so that people will come to expect and anticipate an event, and also to avoid overlapping with other large annual events like Art Walk or Apple Fest. With Rosh Hashanah falling anywhere from the beginning of September to early October, there is a good chance that it is going to bump into at least one fall event.
The good news is that for 2019 both of these holidays fall at the end of Sept/Early October – and so neither of the events will overlap with Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah.