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Sep 23

Rosh Hashanah Wishes

שנה טובה (Shanah Tovah-have a good year)! It’s been a while, but a new year at the Jewish Enrichment Center has begun. I’ve always felt that it makes sense that ראש השנה (Rosh Hashanah-The beginning of the New Jewish Year), is around the beginning of the new academic year. It’s a good time to reflect on challenges from the past year as well as the joyful and growthful things that have happened in the past year. It’s a good time to decide what you want to bring with you into the new year and the wishes you have for yourself for the new year.

Some Jewish people also send ראש השנה (Rosh Hashanah– The beginning of the New Jewish Year) cards to their family or friends, that have some sort of wish for them on it, like שנה טובה (Shanah Tovah-have a good year). This week, the Nursery and Kindergarten aged children, met over zoom and we each decided who we wanted to send a wish for the new Jewish year to.

Here you’ll see photos of Nursery and Kindergarten aged children from both the “classic” Jewish Enrichment Center program and our new Jewish family program.

“My sister.”

“My Granny and Pop-pop.”

“My cousin.”

“My little brother.” …to name a few.

Then, we drew a wish that we wanted to send to that person.

“For my Daddy, I hope he gets lots of sleep.”

“For my little brother, to get a fun new toy and eat apples and honey.”

“For my cousin, playing outside [together].”

What thoughtful cards these children have made for family members, with wishes for ראש השנה (Rosh Hashanah– The beginning of the New Jewish Year)!

Who is someone that you would send a wish to for the new Jewish year?

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