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Rosh Hashanah /Jewish new year

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malfoy Sat 08-Sep-07 22:32:35

Does anybody know of any good websites with RH related activities for 3 year olds?

I want to take some stuff in to my son's nursery. He is the only Jew but I thought it would be fun to teach the others (including the teachers) something about Rosh H.

brimfull Sat 08-Sep-07 22:35:04


malfoy Sat 08-Sep-07 22:37:17

Thanks! are you all geared up for next week?

weebleswobble Sat 08-Sep-07 22:37:33

How about taking in apples and honey?

malfoy Sat 08-Sep-07 22:40:00

Yes, good idea. will check that honey is not a "banned" substance.

Bubble99 Sat 08-Sep-07 22:53:04

Oooh! I'm glad I saw this thread. I'm doing the menu for nursery next week and have now added Lokshen soup, Cholla, honey cake and apples. smile

Does Cholla contain milk, though? hmm

weebleswobble Sat 08-Sep-07 22:57:45

2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cake compressed yeast or 1 package dry, granular yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 eggs, beaten
8 cups flour
Pour water over salt, sugar and oil in mixing bowl. When lukewarm, add yeast dissolved in warm water, add eggs and flour gradually. Mix and stir, then knead until smooth and elastic. Cover, set aside in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Cut down dough, divide in half. Put one-half on board, cut into 4 equal parts, roll each 1 1/2 inches thick, twisting 3 into a braid; fasten ends well and place in floured bread pan. Cut remaining 1/4 into 3 parts, roll each part 1/2 inch thick, braid and lay on top of braid in pan. Let rise until doubled in bulk. Make second cholla. Brush with beaten yolk of egg and sprinkle with poppy seed. Bake in hot oven 1 hour, 400 degrees F, 15 minutes, then at 350 degrees F. For hard crust, cool unwrapped.

I just found this online. I've never made one but one doesn't have milk.

Life's too short to make Cholla. I buy them grin

malfoy Sun 09-Sep-07 00:26:12

cannot buy cholla locally. real PITA. but have never made it either.

RubySlippers Tue 11-Sep-07 15:03:45

have started a thread here with a nice honey cake recipe ...

try Lubavitch they may have some good ideas

what about taking a pomegranite or a fig for a new fruit to taste?

if you can get hold of shofar, that would be exciting for them

RubySlippers Tue 11-Sep-07 15:04:13

thread here

malfoy Tue 11-Sep-07 15:09:10

shofar blowing is an EXCELLENT idea! the kids would love it. will try & borrow one from shul.

Jude1 Wed 12-Sep-07 15:42:43

I teach at our local cheder and i always use the torah tots website -, its good for really young kids. Shana tova!

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