Rosh Hashanah

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Book: Rosh Hashanah
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Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:25 PM

1. Worksheet: For The New Year

Suggested level: 5th-10th grade

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2. Worksheet: Rosh Hashanah Symbols

Suggested level: 6th-9th grade 
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Match between the holiday symbols and their meaning.






3. Worksheet: Tishrei Holidays Crosswords

Suggest level: 6th grades or higher 

Note: You might need to review the vocabulary before the activity 


Click here to download Tishrei Holidays Crossword 


Click here to download Jewish New Year Crossword 

4. Worksheet: Rosh Hashanah Word Search

Suggested Level: 6th-9th grade

Note: You might need to review the vocabulary before the activity 

Click here to download Rosh Hashanah Word Search (+Answer Key)


Click here for more Rosh Hashana Wordsearch


6. Activity: Dip Your Apple

Dip Your Apple (Song by Fountainheads) for Rosh Hashanah

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  • For young elementary students, 1st through 5th grade, download and print this coloring sheet about dipping apples in honey. Practice the movements of dipping the apple in the honey as they listen to the song. Write the words: apple, honey, dip, new year... on the board and read and practice as they go through the motions with you. 

  • For more advanced students, 5th through 8th grade, print a copy of the first page of lyrics with some words missing. Ask students to fill in the missing words.  Link for lyrics  

7. Videos: Rosh Hashana (Young Learners)

Shalom Sesame Rosh Hashanah Hannah - video 

Rosh Hashanah Hannah: a Muppet spoof of Hannah Montana, including Rosh Hashanah Hannah who sings about hearing the shofar, saying sorry, and having a happy new year. 

This video is for younger students - 1st through 5th grade.



8. Videos: Rosh Hashanah (Advanced)

Suggested level: 6th grade/Junior High School students 

Rosh Hoshana - Can't Stop the Feeling 



Click on this link for lyrics.

"What Is Rosh Hashana?"

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Shofar Callin' 


9. Speaking Activities: Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana - Speaking Activities (For Junior High School/High School) 

Clarification and personalization of the meaning of Rosh Hashana, individually and at broader levels, by the Jewish Agency

10. Reading: Learn About Rosh Hashana



12. Worksheet: Rosh Hashana Quiz (Advanced)

Rosh Hashana Online Quiz
Trivia quiz around the topic of the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashana Quiz 

Click here to download a quiz for Rosh Hashana 

  • Why do we eat a lot of honey on Rosh Hashanah? 
  • What is the ceremony called where we cast off our sins into the water? 
  • There are two blessings before sounding the Shofar, one is thanking HaShem for commanding us, what is the other? 
  • On Rosh Hashanah we are given a chance to improve for the next year by doing three things. What are they? 
  • Which book of the Tanach does the Tashlich prayer come from? 
  • Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Ten Days of Repentance known as: Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of Judgment. What is it in Hebrew? 
  • Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of Remembering. What is it in Hebrew? 
  • Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Day of blowing the shofar. What is it in Hebrew? 
  • What is the name of the prayer book we use during the high holidays?

13. Coloring Pages: Rosh Hashana (Young Learners)

Click here to download coloring pages for Rosh Hashana 

14. Extra Links and Activities for Rosh Hashana

Blendspace 

  • This Blendspace is a compilation of digital resources including videos, music, and websites for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Blendspace: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


Kindness Rocks 
  • This is a fantastic idea of creating kindness rocks. Decorating stones with kind sayings and quotes to spread love and care inside and outside the classroom context


  • Click the following link to download a file with different activities for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur from the Eric Cohen website. The levels of the activities vary from Elementary to Junior High School. Make sure your activities are appropriate for the students you are teaching. 

Eric Cohen's "Festival and Holidays"
Click here to download the PDF file 

Rosh Hashana Webquest 

  • In this webquest, students will investigate the holiday and learn more about Jewish culture

Rosh Hashana Quizlet

  • Practice vocabulary about Rosh Hashana on Quizlet


New Year Decisions

  • This worksheet allows students to write and share their personal decisions regarding the new year.

Rosh Hashana Pinterest 

  • Read about how to use Pinterest in Education, and have your students make a boar for Rosh Hashana.
Pinterest Board For Rosh Hashana