What is the first month of the Jewish New Year? _____________

What are the dates of Rosh Hashanah?____________________________

What is the mitzvah from the Torah on Rosh Hashanah?_______________________________________________________________________________________

Some of the foods do we eat on Rosh


  • Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. This is the year 5781.
  • On Rosh Hashanah, Jews from all over the world celebrate God’s creation of the world. It is one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar and is considered one of the “High Holidays.’
  • One of the most popular Rosh Hashanah customs involves eating apple slices dipped in honey with our holiday feast. The honey symbolises the anticipation and hope for a sweet New Year.
  • On Rosh Hashanah, Jews listen to the Shofar (ram’s horn) blown during synagogue services. The Shofar is a call and reminder to Jews that God is their king and one should act in a noble way.
  • The  blessing on the Shofar is: “ Blessed are You, Ruler of the World, who has made us holy with commandments, and who has commanded us to hear the voice of the shofar.”
  • Every person in the world is judged individually on Rosh Hashanah.

To wish someone a happy Rosh Hashanah, one says “Shanah Tovah” which means “good year” in Hebrew.