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.
This is a Rosh Hashanah activity geared towards elementary students. It can be adapted for more advanced students by adding additional sources.
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.
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.
A lesson plan for middle school/high school students about teshuva.
-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
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.