Make a Shofar to Celebrate the Jewish New Year

Posted on September 18th, 2017
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BY CINDY HOPPER for AlphaMom


Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on Friday, September 18th and lasts through Sunday, September 20th.  During Rosh Hashanah a Shofar, traditionally made from a hollowed out rams horn, is blown to awake and inspire.  The Shofar is such an important part of this holiday that sometimes Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Teruah, which means “day of the Shofar blast” in Hebrew.

With a few supplies you can make your own Shofar horn. Gather 3 toilet paper rolls per horn, a party horn, masking tape, glue, paint brush, scissors and white and brown paint.

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High Holiday Resources from Our Friends at jkidphilly

Posted on September 11th, 2017

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Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The celebration of this holiday is marked with both joy and solemnity, as it is the day on which the whole world is judged for the coming year.  Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world, as it was on this day that God created man on the 6th day of creation.

Print, color and mail Rosh Hashanah postcards to your family and friends!
Download and print our Rosh Hashanah info sheet
Rosh Hashanah Hannah and her friends on Shalom Sesame rock out the New Year on this video clip.
G-dcast presents Shofar Callin': The Rosh Hashanah Song  

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Apple Cloud Dough

Posted on September 11th, 2017

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From Growing A Jeweled Rose


Cloud dough is such a fun sensory material, and it is so incredibly easy to make.  It is safe for kids of all ages too, which is always a bonus.  Today, we made a new batch of cloud dough perfect for Fall. 

And for the High Holidays.

Apple Cloud Dough Recipe
7 cups of flour
1 cup of vegetable oil 
Apple Pie Spice and/or cinnamon

Method
Combine the ingredients in a sensory bin or container and mix well.  That's it!  Couldn't be easier, right? 

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A Rosh Hashanah craft for kids that’s very sweet indeed

Posted on September 4th, 2017
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With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, this is a perfect weekend to work on some New Year inspired crafts with your kids. In other words, if you’ve forgotten to send cards? No worries! Nothing inspires as much forgiveness as something handmade just from the kids.

This Rosh Hashanah craft for kids by Brenda Ponnay at Alpha Mom is as sweet as apples dipped in honey, the symbol of the Jewish New Year. It’s not hard to make these honeybee cards either if you follow the instructions on the site and have a few basic tools on hand, like paint, Sharpies, card stock, and bubble wrap.


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Best Rosh Hashanah Crafts for Kids

Posted on August 28th, 2017
From FamilyHoliday.net


Most people except Jewish usually don’t know what Rosh Hashanah is. Hanukkah for most of us, is the big Jewish holiday, and we know nothing about the other holidays. Rosh Hashanah – is the new year of the Jewish community, the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim. Rosh Hashanah is extremely important in the Jewish faith, it represents either analogically or literally the creation of the World and stands for the feast of trumpets, freeing ourselves from all bad stuffs lurking inside us and wishing all a good and pious new year. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on the first day of Tishrei, the first month of the Hebrew calendar, on the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, this year is on September. Rosh Hashanah Begins the ten-day period before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Thus, the Jewish New Year is right around the corner! Most preschool children love to do activities and crafts, so what better way to celebrate the coming Rosh Hashanah year traditions than through handmade activities. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate the holiday and the hectic holiday season.

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For more great ideas visit our High Holiday Kit. 

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