This year the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah begins on Monday, Sept. 6, and ends on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 8. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish new year and commemorates the creation of the world. It commences The Days of Awe, a 10-day period of reflection before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Rosh Hashanah is a perfect time to slow down and get crafty with kids, while thinking back on the year and contemplating the one ahead. Contrary to the hype of Hanukkah, which came about mostly from its proximity to other holidays celebrated in winter, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as the High Holy Days, are two of the biggest holidays on the Jewish calendar.
Apples, honey and pomegranates are traditional symbols of the holiday that signify a sweet and prosperous upcoming year. These crafts for kids can be used as décor to make the home and Seder table feel more ceremonious during the most special time of the year.
Happy crafting and L’shana Tova!