From the Baltimore Jewish News
Neil Rubin Editor
Go to the “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur” section on the home page for articles such as “Tips to Engage Your Family in the New Jewish Year,” “Interfaith Families and the High Holidays: Tips on Preventing Marital Tension” and “Understanding the High Holy Days: A Primer for Non-Jewish Partners.”
A solid explanation of Rosh Hashanah from an online encyclopedia of Judaism. The editor, a law librarian, writes that the work “is written predominantly from the Orthodox viewpoint, because I believe that is the starting point for any inquiry into Judaism.”
A vibrant, traditional-based Web site sure to visually catch your kids’ attention. It includes coloring pages to print, games such as a Rosh Hashanah jigsaw puzzle and the ever-popular “replace the pickle.”
An online resource that bills itself as “a transdenominational Web site of Jewish information and education geared toward learners of all religious and educational backgrounds.” Search for “Rosh Hashanah” to find articles including “A History of Rosh Hashanah,” “Home Customs” and a “Rosh Hashanah quiz.”
This site is designed for younger children. Click on the “Rosh Hashanah” section under “Learn About the Jewish Holidays” for numerous activities such as connect the dots, word search, basic explanations and crafts, including clay print greeting cards and apple rubbing card craft.
Search for “Rosh Hashanah” on the Jewish federation umbrella movement’s Web site for articles such as “Repentance and Renewal: A Rosh Hashanah Reflection,” “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Talmudic Trivia and Midrashic Miscellany,” “Books for Young Children” and “From Estrangement to Reconciliation: A High Holiday Journey.”
Entries on the always deep Union of Reform Judaism site include study guides for Selichot and the High Holidays, High Holy Day frequently asked questions and holiday-related editions of “The Jewish Parents Page,” including activities for children.
Chabad-Lubavitch is the savvy Jewish veteran of using the Web for outreach. Click on the “Rosh Hashanah” section on the home page for audio and video files. A search for “Rosh Hashanah” turns up numerous articles such as “A Cry Of Awe From The Soul,” “The Power of Prayer” and “Rosh Hashanah To-Do List.”
On the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism site, use the “Search” feature for “Rosh Hashanah” to get numerous articles from various Conservative Judaism magazines and sister Web sites.
On the Orthodox Union site, search for “Rosh Hashanah” to get numerous articles from various Orthodox Union publications in print and online publications, as well as radio and video broadcasts.