Real Jewish Celebrations: Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape

I didn’t host a Rosh Hashanah dinner this year but I did set the table over at my friend’s house, which is the part of entertaining I like best anyway.  I wanted to try one of those centerpieces I always post about that have the pomegranates cut open and this was my chance to do that. Here is how my Rosh Hashanah tablescape turned out:

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

The floral arrangements (there were two) consisted of three things: pomegranates, coffee beans, and seeded eucalyptus. Whenever I want an interesting sort of foliage, I head to Whole Foods. Their floral section has much more interesting items than the big supermarkets or Trader Joes and I don’t think it costs that much more.

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

To cut the pomegranates, you don’t slice them all the way through, you score the outside with a knife and twist them open. Peel any of the interior skin back to show the most arils. After I cut the pomegranates open, I stuck them with a fork on the back and inserted the fork in the arrangement. This should only be done just prior to the event as the pomegranates will dry out.

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

My neighbor made this amazing cinnamon challah which was probably the best I’ve ever had. I don’t think there was a crumb left.

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

Autumnal Rosh Hashanah Tablescape | Chai & Home

So that was my Rosh Hashanah for 5778! How was yours?

L’Chaim!