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  1. Simple Reflection Activities to Deepen Learner's Connections to Yom Kippur

    Simple Reflection Activities to Deepen Learner's Connections to Yom Kippur
    From our vast trove of learning materials, we rounded up some simple resources for you to to inspire learners to look inward as they start this new year.
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  2. Seeing the New School Year with Rosh Hashanah Lenses

    Seeing the New School Year with Rosh Hashanah Lenses
    What wonderful lessons can you learn about starting a new year of teaching from the Rosh Hashanah symbols?
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  3. Sharing the Sound of the Shofar

    Sharing the Sound of the Shofar
    How one young man bring the sound of shofar to others.
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  4. 5 Quick Rosh Hashanah Activities

    Rosh Hashanah Interview

    Educator Batsheva Frankel devotes an entire chapter of her essential Jewish Educator’s Companion to experiential education for formal educational settings. Here’s one idea for an experience, based on the idea that Rosh Hashanah is like a year-end review between an employee and the boss.  Have students prepare for their reviews, filling out a self-reflection form (create a template) about their strengths and weaknesses, areas in which they’d like to improve, and accomplishments from the past year.  Children can dress up nicely—to impress their employer—adding to the drama. They meet with one of the boss’s assistants (a great way to incorporate older students or teens) to review the form and together make a concrete plan of action

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  5. Go Beyond Apple Activities to Get to Rosh Hashanah's Big Ideas

    We've got a sample of a lesson from Make, Create, Celebrate about Rosh Hashanah and its key theme of reflection.
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  6. Greet the Holidays with Downloadable Coloring Pages

    Greet the Holidays with Downloadable Coloring Pages

    Welcome the new year with two free downloadable coloring pages from Creation Colors, a new Apples & Honey Press book. These pages are perfect for the upcoming fall holidays as we celebrate the creation of the world on Rosh Hashonah, and retell the creation story on Simchat Torah.

    Author Ann D. Koffsky created these pages as papercuts, using the same designs that appear throughout Creation Colors. 

    To download, print, and share with your students and loved ones, click the images below.

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  7. How Should We Memorialize the Holocaust?

    How Should We Memorialize the Holocaust?
    As the fragile window of witness closes, we need a new way to relate to the Holocaust.
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  8. Teaching the Holocaust to Children

    Teaching the Holocaust to Children
    The best way to broach tough topics with students is through age-appropriate ways. We have some resources.
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  9. Make Guests of All Backgrounds Feel Welcome at Your Seder

    Make Guests of All Backgrounds Feel Welcome at Your Seder
    The new haggadah Welcome to the Seder brings in other cultures as a way of inviting people of all faiths and backgrounds to feel welcome at a seder.
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  10. Planning Your Model Seder? Two Great Resources You Need Now

    Using the right haggadah makes a big difference in how participants experience the seder. For use at model seders with students, here are two haggadot to try.
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