Legal Aid NC Celebrates Diversity – October 2022

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a civil non-profit law firm dedicated to providing equal justice to North Carolina residents who are experiencing poverty and marginalization. The Legal Aid NC team is diverse and our culture is inclusive. Our aim is to not only provide our clients with legal help but empowerment. To ensure equal access to justice for all, we respect backgrounds, honor heritage and view what makes us different as assets. We invite you to do the same.

Heritage Month Celebration(s)

September 26 – Rosh Hashanah

September 15-October 15-Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10-Indigenous People’s Day

October 10-Sukkot

October 17-Shemini Atzeret

October 11-National Coming Out Day (U.S./U.K.)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month

Filipino American History Month

Emotional Wellness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

What is Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, which means “the head of the year,” is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah. It is the traditional anniversary of the creation of the world and the creation of Adam and Eve, who are known as the biblical first man and first woman. Rosh Hashanah is also a judgment day, when Jews believe that their God considers people’s deeds from the previous year, decides what the next year will be like for them, and inscribes the results in the Book of Life for the coming year.

Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that begins on the first day of Tishrei, in the seventh month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. -Courtesy of Henry Ford College