Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the new year in the Hebrew Calender. Some Rosh Hashana traditions are eating apples with honey, as a symbol for a sweet new year and performing the Tashlikh, which involves reciting prayers by a body of natural flowing water, as a symbol for casting away one’s sins. Going to Rosh Hashanah services is another tradition. Here are two places that are open to the public to provides a special program for children:
Temple Beth-El in Great Neck is inviting all families TODAY from the surrounding area to the free and interactive family event “Rosh Hashanah Under the Trees.” Focused on creating an outdoor celebration for families with children of all ages, the event will be held in the Jonathan L. Lelpi Firefighters Park in Great Neck on September 28 at 4:00 p.m. The gathering will include live music, inspirational stories and spiritual experiences that will celebrate the holiday and provide a new venue for families to gather and celebrate the meaning of the holiday.
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September 29 & 30, 2011
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Group leaders will provide entertainment for children while their parents attend services. Each group will enjoy age-appropriate games, stories, discussions, prayers and songs. Free by RSVP.
by Maytal Wichman and Nancy Johnson Horn