Rosh Hashanah Extras

Lisa Weinbaum

Posted on September 04 2018

*Hi!  We hope you’re enjoying your Rosh Hashanah Box! To get ready for Rosh Hashanah, here are a few prayers you might hear if you go to Rosh Hashanah services


Kiddush and Shehecheyanu - This is a different melody from the one you probably know... just for the Holy Days!  

Candles - This melody sounds just like when we light candles on Friday night, but this time we say "Yom Tov" (a good day... or holiday).  

Avinu Malkeinu - We sing Avinu Malkeinu as we hope for a sweet New Year full of learning from our past mistakes.   


*In your box, there is everything you need to make your own paper shofar. 

Watch the video below to see how to make your shofar



*We blow shofar to wake us up out of our normal selves.  Here are how the sounds look if we could see them:

Sounds of shofar

  • Tekiah - one long blast _____________
  • Shevarim - three medium blasts ____    ____      ____
  • Teruah - nine short blasts __    __    __    __    __    __    __    __    __
  • Tekiah Gedolah - a final very long blast, as long as you can hold your breath!

To hear the sounds of a real shofar, click the link below:

Listen to the sounds of a Shofar 

Notice the blasts sound kind of like a baby crying.  They get more and more upset!


*Would you like learn how to write Shanah Tovah in Hebrew for the card in your box? 

Click the video below and learn how!  P.S. -- the video has a song featuring Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights   

More from Joanie:


*Here Are Some Other Fun Rosh Hashanah Activities You Can Do:

Apple Stamps- Slice an apple in half from the stem down the middle. Dip the open side of the apple into paint and use as a stamp. Decorate cards or make a challah cover for your Rosh Hashanah table. 

Bake a Honey Cake:

Make a honey dish- cut the top off an apple and scoop out the inside. Fill with honey and serve!


*Here Are Some Other Foods We Eat on Rosh Hashanah:

Round Challah - This challah is braided into a circle to symbolize the cycles of life and that the year is starting over with a new cycle.

Pomegranate - Some say the pomegranate has the same number of seeds as rules in the Torah that are there to help us lead more healthy, complete, and kind lives.  We eat this fruit to remind us to care about the stories of the Torah and what we learn from them.


*And Just For More Fun, Here Are Some Rosh Hashanah songs:


*Since Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world, here is a video about how to make an earth cake!



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