Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
ROSH HASHANAH is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection.
According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world. Rosh Hashanah is followed, ten days later, by Yom Kippur. Together these two days are called the High Holidays.
The holidays and the time in between them are known as the Ten Days of Repentance. The overarching theme of Yom Kippur is repentance. From the beginning to the end of the holiday, we are meant to be thinking about affecting positive change in our lives and making amends with others.
Holiday descriptions provided by Kveller.com.
Rosh Hashanah Books for Children
Here is a list of Rosh Hashanah-related books sent out by PJ Library either this year or in the past:
Review All the Rosh Hashanah-Related Books
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Activities
Below are activities to make Rosh Hashanah more meaningful and fun for the family:
"Rosh Hashanah Basics"
All you need to know to celebrate the holiday from parenting website Kveller.com.
Beyond the Words "I'm Sorry"
PJ Library Blog post.
"Celebrating High Holiday Days with Kids"
InterfaithFamily.com offers suggestions for sharing the holidays with kids of all ages.
High Holiday Videos
Jokes, songs, and saying sorry from our friends at Shalom Sesame.
Home-Made Rosh Hashanah Cards
"Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays"
Great post from PJ Library Blog
Send Rosh Hashanah E-Cards
Five designs to choose from, offered by our friends at the Union for Reform Judasim.
"Tashlich: A Rosh Hashanah Ritual for the Whole Family"
Excerpted from Lesli Koppelman Ross's Celebrate: The Complete Jewish Holidays Handbook
Rosh Hashanah Crafts
Apples, honey and shofar crafts from Challahcrumbs.com
"Rosh Hashanah Symbolic Foods"
Expand beyond round hallah, apples and honey
"Wake Up to the Shofar"
A PJ Library Blog post.
(Trans) Denominational Resources
Check out the High Holiday resources provided by these Jewish organizations and movements:
Society for Humanistic Judaism
Union for Reform Judaism
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism