These sheets represent some of the Sefaria Learning Team's favorite classics on topics that are core to the High Holiday experience. Learn more about a favorite ritual, discover new ones, or find a great activity for kids or families.
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Apples, Honey, and the Head of a Sheep?
This is a Rosh Hashanah activity geared towards elementary students. It can be adapted for more advanced students by adding additional sources. Learning objectives: Students understand the concept of symbolic foods and can give examples of traditional Rosh Hashanah foods. Students are able to express their own wishes for a new year through writing a food related blessing. Lesson plan: 1. Introduce the concept of simanim (symbolic foods) on Rosh Hashanah. 2. Lead a discussion around the sources on the sheet. 3. Show the video. 4. Instruct students to write their own blessings, take a photo of the food, and add it to the sheet. 5. Share and discuss the class responses. Use the "visualize" feature to display class work. From the "File" menu, click "Visualize". The items on the sheet will be displayed like post-it notes and can be re-sized and re-distributed on the screen. 6. Share the sheet with parents or the school community. To share the visualized version, copy the URL when the sheet is in visualize mode.
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Journeying Through the Machzor
This is the first sheet in a scavenger hunt through the Rosh Hashanah Machzor.
Sefaria Education1591 ViewsJul 15 2020
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Heroes of the High Holidays
This sheet is an introduction to the the Biblical figures who appear in the High Holiday Torah and Haftarah readings.
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Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
A lesson plan for middle school/high school students about teshuva. Enduring Understandings: -Everyone has made mistakes, has hurt others, has regrets. -The Ten Days of Repentance are dedicated to repairing the damage caused by our actions. -The Yom Kippur liturgy models the process of asking for forgiveness within a community of people in the same situation. To accommodate time constraints and a variety of ages and backgrounds, the lesson was written in a way that teachers can pick and choose among the texts and videos presented. The lesson can also span more than one class session.
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