Sunset of September 24 through nightfall of September 26, 2013
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year and a time of great celebration, but as with any religious holiday, imparting that tradition, wisdom and religious significance to your children takes a little work and sometimes a bit of creativity. The following crafts have been culled from the web to give you the best ways to share your religious beliefs and family traditions with your children through Rosh Hashanah crafts.
Interfaith Families and the High Holidays
How do you and your family negotiate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the most synagogue-centric holidays on the Jewish calendar?
Read InterfaithFamily.com's articles, resources and links for ways to make the High Holidays more inclusive. Click here for a guide to the High Holidays for the Interfaith Family.
Image by Camille Kress
Repentance, Prayer & Tzedakah
One of the ongoing themes of the Days of Awe is the concept that G-d has "books" that he writes our names in, writing down who will live and who will die, who will have a good life and who will have a bad life, for the next year. These books are written in on Rosh Hashanah, but our actions during the Days of Awe can alter G-d's decree. The actions that change the decree are "teshuvah, tefilah and tzedakah," repentance, prayer and charity. These "books" are sealed on Yom Kippur. Please concider a donation through CUJF to aid those less fortunate over the coming year. Click here
From Estrangement to Reconciliation
Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah