Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
In 2011, Rosh Hashanah starts on Sunday evening September 16th. With its unique symbols and foods, the holiday provides many opportunities to share the Jewish New Year with your grandchildren, especially those who are being raised in intermarried/interpartnered households. Consider the holiday activities that you enjoy. Then click on the relevant link for some creative ideas.
Make and Send Cards - Learn what to consider when creating and mailing holiday cards.
Arts and Crafts Projects - Create a photo collage or a homemade shofar (ram’s horn).
Fun Food Ideas – Ideas for food field trips and cooking projects.
Other Resources/Links - Share the holiday through books, music, and games.
Not sure where to go first? Click on the statements below that resonate with you and you will be directed to the appropriate section.
1. When I was younger, I loved cooking with my father or my grandmother.
2. I want my grandchildren to know where they come from and to learn about our family heritage.
3. My grandchildren love to sing and I am always looking for new song ideas.
4. My grandchildren live far away and I want them to know I am thinking of them.
If you would like more information about the customs and traditions of Rosh Hashanah, click here to be redirected to the Jewish Outreach Insitute’s How We Celebrate page.