1. Introduction

  2. The Jewish Year - Overview
  3. Backgrounder: Rosh Hashanah
  4. Towards Rosh Hashana - Activities for Class and Group
  5. Short Activities to start off the New Year
  6. Rosh Hashana Seder  



The activity files are aimed primarily at mid and late teens or students; some are suitable for coffee table discussion. The games and projects are marked by age group, with provision for younger children, as well as teenagers.

Most years, Jewish youth organizations or schools, barely have time to introduce materials on Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year - and Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement - in their first weeks of the term. Many of them only succeed in addressing Sukkot and Simhat Torah in some depth.

What you will find here is, therefore, a combination of elements to enable you, the educator, to approach the earlier festivals as well, with activities which can continue at least through half - if not the whole - of the first term.

Next, the considerable background materials on Sukkot, together with the less conventional "Ushpizin" programme ideas and other activity suggestions should also provide sufficient stock from which to supplement your regular Sukkot programming.

If you have prepared activities you would like to add to this collection in your own name, please contact us via e-mail and we shall endeavor to assist.





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