Rodef Reads Family Activities


Raucous ram’s horns, repentance, atonement and a gigantic sukkah. When the High Holy Days roll around, it’s all happening at Temple Rodef Shalom. But how do you find meaning in those rituals in your own home, with your own family and friends?

Throughout the next year, Rodef Reads family activities will serve up creative new ways for you to interpret and celebrate the Jewish holidays at home with your loved ones. In the Rodef Reads book selection My Jewish Year, author Abigail Pogrebin gets out of her comfort zone and tries out new approaches to the Jewish holidays with her own family. We challenge you to do the same!

Flogging your seder neighbor with scallions? Stashing your transgressions in a time capsule? Why not give it a try!

With the High Holy Days approaching, we kick off our series with a full roster of family activities to help you get into the groove for the Days of Awe and beyond:

Continue to watch the Connection and the TRS Weekly e-newsletter for links to more fresh and inventive family activities that will bring the upcoming Jewish holidays into your home.

We would love to know how you feel about these activities. Please send pictures, videos and comments to Karen Kaplan and Tena Nauheim at rodefreads@templerodefshalom.org. Photos may be used in program publicity, including posting on a Religious School bulletin board.