Life can be busy at times, and when it comes to celebrating our traditions, passing on our values and beliefs, we just have to be active about it. But sometimes we don’t have the time, can’t think of the right activity, or just don’t really know enough ourselves.
Let’s take Rosh Hashanah for example.
What is Rosh Hashanah all about?
Rosh Hashanah means “Head of the Year” and marks the beginning of the Jewish year.
Rosh Hashanah and the days surrounding it serve as a time to start fresh, think about the goals we want to achieve and to plan for the changes we wish to make in the new year, as well as to reflect on past mistakes and make amends with others.
Jews from all over the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah in different ways. Holiday traditions can be different depending on where you’re from and how your family celebrates. The most familiar customs are eating an apple dipped in honey as well as other sweet things, to symbolize a sweet new year, greeting ‘L’shanah Tovah’ to have a good coming year, blowing the Shofar (ram’s horn) and more.
Three easy and fun activities to do with your family for Rosh Hashanah
Bake a honey cake together
Baking together is always fun, a simple honey cake recipe will create a fun family activity and can be the perfect dessert for the Rosh Hashanah festive meal. A special honeycomb cake mold and the perfect recipe you can find on Rosh Hashanah Joybox.
Make greeting cards ‘L’Shanah Tovah’
Sending wishes to your family and friends is one of the customs of Rosh Hashanah. By making your own greeting cards can be a simple activity but not less fun, and it’s a good opportunity to think about what would you like to wish the people you care about.
In the Rosh Hashanah Joybox, you will find a packet of greeting cards and envelopes that are waiting for you to color them and turn them your own (although they are beautiful enough to be sent as they are). With Joybox you can create unique and memorable cards your loved ones will treasure for years to come.
Make a family new year’s resolutions
Rosh Hashanah is a good time to start fresh. Take the time to reflect, talk and decide what would each and every member of the family wish for himself this year. Write it down and place it on the fridge door as a daily reminder of your goals.
Joybox new resolution’s special magnets for Rosh Hashanah are perfect for the mission.
More tips and ideas are waiting for you in Rosh Hashanah Joybox.