American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

09/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2020 08:53

THE AEO REAL Jewish Connection celebrates Rosh Hashanah!

Last week, the AEO REAL Jewish Associate Connection came together to observe Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the start of the Jewish New Year.

On Thursday, associates met outside the Pittsburgh Headquarters on the banks of the Monongahela River to lead Tashlich - a tradition where bread is cast into flowing water in hopes of starting the New Year with a clean slate. The ceremony included the sounding of the shofar, a cleaned out ram's horn and symbol of Rosh Hashanah, to raise noise in celebration!

On Friday, associates joined together via WebEx to participate in another Rosh Hashanah tradition- dipping apples in honey. This tradition signifies the hope for a sweet and fruitful year ahead.

A few associates shared their thoughts on the establishment of this new AEO Connection and what it was like to celebrate this holiday for the first time with other AEO associates: