On Saturday April 9, 2016 the new moon was sighted from Israel.
Sighted by: Nehemia Gordon, Devorah Gordon, Yoel Halevi, Rebecca Biderman, Bruce Brill and Seth Kaufman.
Time Sighted: 6:46 pm Jerusalem, Israel Time
Month: This is the First Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Aviv or (Nissan)
From Nehemia: After a flurry of post-Shabbat phone calls, we have not found anyone who succeeded in sighting the new moon from Israel on Friday April 8, 2016. Unless we hear otherwise, the moon sighted from Israel on Saturday April 9, 2016 is Chodesh Ha-Aviv, the New Moon of the Aviv, the beginning of the First Hebrew Month.
Happy New Year!
Brother Mark Harris