Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown and is a solemn celebration of the beginning of the Jewish year.  Synagogue services are held on Rosh Hashanah. During the services, the shofar, a ram’s horn, is sounded.  During Rosh Hashanah special dishes are prepared. Many of the dishes contain honey which symbolizes the desire for a sweet year. A round bread represents the fullness of the year.

Here is a great site for children including information about the holiday traditions, games, word searches, Hebrew vocabulary and crafts:

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker