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Here are some fun Rosh HaShanah-related blessings, rituals crafts and activities for your family to welcome the new year.

We made this keepsake on the last night of Hannukkah last year. As a fairly new family, making this took all three of us, including our four month old, and was such a fun way to introduce our daughter to Jewish culture!

Lighting an oil lantern is a wonderful way to illuminate your retelling of the story of Hanukkah. As you create a symbolic reminder of the cruse of oil that was found in the ancient temple you are also creating a new family tradition.

Video: How to Make Edible Dreidels

Learn how to make these adorable and delicious dreidels. (See Instructions below)


  • Large Marshmallows 
  • Pocky Sticks
  • Nutella 
  • Chocolate Candy Kisses
  • Writing Icing 


  • Unwrap four candy kisses.
  • Break four Pocky Sticks in half, and discard the part that is not covered in chocolate. 
  • Insert the broken end of  the remaining Pocky Stick halves into four marshmallows.
  • Attach a chocolate kiss to the bottom of each marshmallow with a dab of Nutella.
  • Using writing icing, pipe on one of the Hebrew letters from the dreidel. 


It can be difficult to find fun Hanukkah kitchen activities for little ones. Making fried foods, like latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), can be dangerous to make with children, and even cut-out Hanukkah cookies require some dexterity. That’s why my family likes making edible hanukkiyot (menorahs).

    Create a lantern to light your way as you soak in the beauty of the night air and reflect on the miracle of Hanukkah. Perhaps this might inspire a new Hanukkah tradition. This is a fun and easy activity to do by yourself or with your family. Once you've created your lantern, enjoy a nature walk observing the night sky illuminated by the glow of your lantern.

    Dina and her family move to a new city right before Rosh HaShanah. The move brings about a set of problems. When the family goes to the local synagogue to celebrate Rosh HaShanah, Dina doesn’t recognize anyonet. However, the family then receives help from an unexpected source!

    This fun, spidery craft is a surefire hit with kids. Hang them in your sukkah during Sukkot

    This fun, easy craft for kids ages 4-10 can be used as decorative Rosh HaShanah centerpiece.


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