Festivities, Food, and Fun to Usher in 5776

A Rosh Hashanah Round-up for the Bay Area

The High Holidays are coming! The High Holidays are coming! As we inch closer to the year 5776 and the month of Tishrei, we anticipate the sounds of the shofar and the taste of apples and honey. To help you prepare, we have put together this collection of local events, recipe ideas, and family activities. Take a look, and whatever you do, have a sweet new year!


Tuesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 9

Sunday, September 13

Monday, September 14

Find more Rosh Hashanah celebrations and observances on our Community Calendar by clicking Holidays in the menu on the left. j. Weekly has also put together a list of free and low-cost services for the High Holidays.

Finally, if you want to learn more about the High Holidays, InterfaithFamily has put together a handy guide for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


Rosh Hashanah can be more than just apples and honey. We’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes on Pinterest for you to peruse! Here’s a sneak peek: make an apple pie INSIDE OF AN ACTUAL APPLE.


Our friends at G-dcast have created a great Rosh Hashanah app for kids called Wake up World. This interactive app narrated by Randi Zuckerberg will delight children as they actually blow into their phones and tablets to sound the shofar. Available for iOS and Android.

Jewish LearningWorks has compiled a collection of High Holiday resources and activities to keep kids engaged at shul and at home.

Finally, make decorating the home a family activity. We’ve put together some great Rosh Hashanah décor ideas, crafts, and activities on our Pinterest page.

Categories: Holidays, Community


September 04, 2015


Nora Smith