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Rosh Hashanah Service
Sept 26 at 8:45 AM
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About the Holiday
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. This means celebrations, happiness, and also reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming one. For families, there are so many wonderful traditions to engage in–dipping apples in honey, braiding and tasting round challah, making cards, and listening to the blast of the shofar. Be sure to wish your family and friends, “L’shana tova,” a happy and sweet new year.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Service
Oct 5 at 8:45 AM
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About the Holiday

Rosh Hashanah is just the beginning of the new year festival. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah comes Yom Kippur, a day focused entirely on apologizing for our actions over the past year.

On Yom Kippur adults do not eat in order to focus on apologizing for past mistakes and preparing for the year ahead. When explaining Yom Kippur to young children, it can be helpful to frame the holiday as “I’m Sorry Day.” While children may be too young for some of the rituals associated with Yom Kippur, like fasting, kids of all ages understand the weight of “saying sorry” and “doing better.”

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Sukkot

About the Holiday

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

Sukkot is a time to host guests for meals in the sukkah. The open booth is a reminder of how the Children of Israel slept after they fled slavery in Egypt, a connection to the story of Passover. It also resembles temporary shelters from the sun used by farmers planting out in the fields.

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About the Holiday

Simchat Torah is the exuberant conclusion to the fall holiday season in the Jewish calendar. It is an unforgettable outpouring of joy and celebration, all about one thing: the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls are taken out in synagogues all over the world, and the singing and dancing begins! The celebration includes a reading of the final portion in the Torah. When reading the Torah is completed, it is immediately begun again.

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Sholom Sprouts is Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s home for children ages 0 to 4 and the grown-ups who love them!

We welcome you into our vibrant Jewish community through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Grown-Up & Me classes, opportunities for adult connection and more. Sholom Sprouts is open to everyone – no synagogue membership is required.

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Rodeph Sholom School, an independent Reform Jewish Day School, is committed to providing each Nursery through 8th Grade student with opportunities to thrive personally, academically, and spiritually. We offer a challenging curriculum that is enhanced by Jewish life and learning rooted in tradition, identity, ethics, and critical thinking.

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