Monday and Tuesday of this week, we celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Over the weeks leading up to the holiday, the kids learn so much about it in school and we get ready to celebrate in many ways.
First, Gabbie and I attended a challah baking lesson where we learned to braid round challahs, which are eaten on Rosh Hashanah.
The first challah had raisins inside.
The second was made with 4 pieces.
This one I put savory spices on, rather than sweet.
Gabbie and her friends made challah too.
For some reason, they were pretending that their challahs were phones.
One of my finished challahs.
Zachary brought home a Rosh Hashanah card for the family.
It says that he is wishing his family a Happy New Year.
Here he is at the school Rosh Hashanah gathering!
Simon brought home a lot of projects that he completed while learning about the holiday.
His card says A good, sweet New Year to the family, from Simon.
This is a spinner of the upcoming holidays where on one side it says the name of the holiday and the other says the date in Hebrew.
This is a book of the things we eat on Rosh Hashanah, as well as the blessings that go along with each one.
Apples and honey for a sweet New Year.
A fish head, so we are “like the head and not the tail.”
Pomegranate, so our merits increase like the seeds of a pomegranate.
Carrots, also so our merits increase.
Dates, so our enemies are consumed.
This is a list of the names we can call Rosh Hashanah.
These are the parts of the Rosh Hashanah prayer service.
These are the things we must do on Rosh Hashanah – repent, pray, and give to the poor.
As a comparison, here are Simon’s projects from last year!
Like we say on Rosh Hashanah, a sweet new year to all!