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Shanah Tovah

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The twenty-two Shanah Tovah lessons provide the foundation for learning, celebrating and experiencing Jewish holidays, the synagogue and home and synagogue rituals for children aged 6–7. Each four-page lesson allows you to customize learning and connect to the holiday cycle. Each lesson introduces the vocabulary, practices, and meaning, but adds the experiences and reflection to make the subject come alive. Most lessons include full-color stickers.

Lessons include Rosh ha-Shanah Yom Kippur Sukkot Simhat Torah Mishpahah Beit K’nesset Sefer Torah Synagogue People Erev Shabbat Yom Shabbat Motzei Shabbat Torah Aura Productions 800–238–6724 • misrad@torahaura.com www.torahaura.com

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Rosh ha-Shanah  

Item #51202

After summer is over, the first Jewish holiday of the year is called Rosh ha-Shanah. Rosh means “head.” Shanah is a year.

Allan Eitzen

When we put the two words together as Rosh ha-Shanah, it means “new year.”

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The most important Rosh ha-Shanah mitzvah is hearing the call of the shofar. The longest possible note is called the Teki’ah Gedolah.

Rosh ha-Shanah is a time when we wish each other a Shanah Tovah, a good year to come. We greet our friends and family with the words L’Shanah Tovah.

On Rosh ha-Shanah we eat a special snack of apples and honey. The sweetness of both the apple and honey is a way of wishing that the New Year will be sweet and good.

On Rosh ha-Shanah we eat a round hallah. Some say that the round hallah is shaped like a crown to remind us that God is our Ruler. Some people also dip the hallah in honey.

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When we go to synagogue on Rosh ha-Shanah we use a prayerbook called a Mahzor.

Rosh ha-Shanah gives us a fresh start. We leave last year behind and start again to be the best person we can become. Jews prepare for Rosh ha-Shanah in many different ways.

Practicing blowing the shofar

Giving tzedakah

Studying the mahzor

Sending Rosh ha-Shanah cards

Saying “I’m sorry”

Remembering family history

What is one thing you can do to get ready for Rosh ha-Shanah? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

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Put the correct sticker next to each description.

The shofar has four basic sounds Teki’ah, Shevarim, Teru’ah, and Teki’ah Gedolah.

Shanah Tovah is a Jewish greeting we say to wish others a good year to come.

On Rosh ha-Shanah we have a special prayerbook called the mahzor.

On Rosh ha-Shanah we eat a round hallah that is shaped like a crown.

On Rosh ha-Shanah we eat apples and honey to remind us of a sweet new year.

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Yom Kippur ď&#x192;¸

Item #51203

Ethan is wearing a sports jacket, dress pants, a good shirt, a tie, a kippah, and canvas sneakers. Shoshie is wearing a new dress, a blue ribbon in her hair, a new sweater, and canvas sneakers.

Laura Cornell

The two of them are dressed for Yom Kippur services.

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Yom Kippur could be called “I am Sorry Day.” We ask God’s help us correct all the mistakes we have made. Het means “miss the mark”. Sometimes when we shoot at a target with a bow and arrow we miss the mark. Sometimes our actions miss the mark. Al Het is a Yom Kippur prayer. It lists lots of sins we want to wash away. When we say Al Het we beat our chests.

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When we do t’shuvah, we return from our mistakes. We get closer to becoming the best possible us. On Yom Kippur we fast. We do not eat or drink anything for at least part of the day. On Yom Kippur we greet people with “G'mar Hatimah Tovah.” This is a wish that God will write us in the Book of Life.

MY AL HET This year I missed the mark by hurting people with words.

This year I missed the mark by not sharing.

This year I missed the mark by not listening to my parents and teachers. Next year I want to ______________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________.

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Put the correct sticker next to each description.

Sometimes our actions miss the mark.

Al Het is a Yom Kippur prayer. We beat our chests when we say Al Het?

On Yom Kippur we get a chance to do t’shuvah and return from our mistakes.

On Yom Kippur we fast and we do not eat or drink anything for at least part of the day.

On Yom Kippur we greet people with the words “G’mar hatimah tovah.” It a wish that God will write us in the Book of Life. Copyright © 2014 Torah Aura Productions. All rights Reserved. Torah Aura Productions • Printed in South Korea 4423 Fruitland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90058 (800) BE-TORAH • (213) 585-7312 • www.torahaura.com • e-mail <misrad@torahaura.com>

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Sukkot Item #51204

This is a sukkah. When you look through the roof of a sukkah, you can see the sky. At night you can see the stars.

Nate Evans

A sukkah is a temporary house that Jews build for the holiday of Sukkot. On Sukkot it is a mitzvah to eat, drink, and sleep in the sukkah.

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When the Jews left Egypt they lived sukkot. They also lived in sukkot when they harvested their land, Eretz Yisrael. When we are in the sukkah, we remember those Jews. The roof of the sukkah is made out of branches. It is built so you can see the sky and sun during the day and the moon and stars at night. We wave the etrog and the lulav. The etrog is looks a like a lemon. The lulav is made up of three kinds of branches. We shake them in every direction to show that God is everywhere. When we greet each other on Sukkot we use the words “Hag Same’ah.” It is a custom to invite famous Jews from history into the sukkah. It is called ushpizin.

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The lulav and etrog

Color the etrog yellow.

A lulav uses one palm branch. Color the best palm branch green.

A lulav uses three myrtle branches. Color the best three myrtle branches green.

A lulav uses two willow branches. Color the best two willow branches green.

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Put the correct sticker next to each description. A sukkah is temporary house the Jews lived in.

An etrog is yellow and like a lemon.

We put together three branches to make up the lulav.

The roof of the sukkah is made of branches so we can see the sky, sun, moon, and stars.?

Ushpizin is a custom to invite famous Jews from history into the sukkah.

On Sukkot we greet each other with “Hag Same’ah.”

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Item #51205

Simhat Torah

Simhat Torah is the holiday when Jews make a Torah parade. It is a day of Torah celebration.

Patti Boyd

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Here comes a hakafah, a Torah parade. The people carrying the Torah scrolls lead the way. The Torah’s little bells are ringing. Next come the children carrying flags and their little Torah scrolls. They are singing and dancing, too.

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It takes a whole year to read the Torah from the beginning to the end. We read the last words in Torah and then right away we go back to the beginning and read the first words. We read  Yisrael, the last word in the Torah. And then, right away, we read  Bereisheet, the first word. We join the last letter to the first letter and come up with the word Lev. Lev means heart. It is an honor to be called up to the Torah for an aliyah. On Simhat Torah there are seven aliyot, including one for all the children. Simhat Torah is a very happy holiday. It even has the word for happy in its name. Simhah means happy.

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This congregation is celebrating Simhat Torah by making a hakafah around the Beit Knesset. Help the Rabbi, Cantor and synagogue president find the best way around the synagogue by drawing the path they should take.

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Put the correct sticker next to each description. Simhat Torah, is a very happy holiday. It means the happiness of the Torah. The word simhah means happy.

We make seven hakafot around the Beit Knesset.

The last word in the Torah is  Yisrael. It ends with the letter Lamed. The first word in the Torah is  Bereisheet. It begins with a Bet.

The word lev is the Hebrew word for "heart."

On Simhat Torah we have seven Torah aliyot.

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Item #51205

Simhat Torah

Simhat Torah is the holiday when Jews make a Torah parade. It is a day of Torah celebration.

Patti Boyd

 

Here comes a hakafah, a Torah parade. The people carrying the Torah scrolls lead the way. The Torah’s little bells are ringing. Next come the children carrying flags and their little Torah scrolls. They are singing and dancing, too.

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06/05/2014 1:19:17 PM


It takes a whole year to read the Torah from the beginning to the end. We read the last words in Torah and then right away we go back to the beginning and read the first words. We read  Yisrael, the last word in the Torah. And then, right away, we read  Bereisheet, the first word. We join the last letter to the first letter and come up with the word Lev. Lev means heart. It is an honor to be called up to the Torah for an aliyah. On Simhat Torah there are seven aliyot, including one for all the children. Simhat Torah is a very happy holiday. It even has the word for happy in its name. Simhah means happy.

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06/05/2014 1:19:22 PM


This congregation is celebrating Simhat Torah by making a hakafah around the Beit Knesset. Help the Rabbi, Cantor and synagogue president find the best way around the synagogue by drawing the path they should take.

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06/05/2014 1:19:26 PM


Put the correct sticker next to each description. Simhat Torah, is a very happy holiday. It means the happiness of the Torah. The word simhah means happy.

We make seven hakafot around the Beit Knesset.

The last word in the Torah is  Yisrael. It ends with the letter Lamed. The first word in the Torah is  Bereisheet. It begins with a Bet.

The word lev is the Hebrew word for "heart."

On Simhat Torah we have seven Torah aliyot.

Copyright © 2014 Torah Aura Productions. All rights Reserved. Torah Aura Productions • Printed in South Korea 4423 Fruitland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90058 (800) BE-TORAH • (213) 585-7312 • www.torahaura.com • e-mail <misrad@torahaura.com>

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Shanah Tovah