Some Jews go to shul just twice a year—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. So when it’s time to learn about the important holidays in Hebrew school, parents want to make sure their kids get an education. Of course, kids could sit in desks and memorize the symbolic foods and their meaning—or they could visit a Ckids Rosh Hashanah Farmers Market.
“Leave it to Chabad Hebrew schools to seamlessly integrate learning and play,” said Sharon Birnbaum, a parent from Sharon, Massachusetts. “My kids can’t stop talking about how much fun they had—and along the way, they absorbed SO much!”
Going from booth to booth, kids explored the holiday’s culinary themes with unique recipes—round shofar challah, apple mocktails, carrot cake pops, and a holiday fruit salad.
“It’s an organic learning process that brings the local goodness of Rosh Hashanah to life,” says Rabbi Zalmy Loewenthal, director of Ckids.
Shluchim love Ckids clubs because “this is something we would not be able to do on our own,” says Rabbi Shmuel Posner from Cincinnati, Ohio. “Even if we did have all the creativity and talent—we simply don’t have the time it takes to pull off such a great event.”
The Rosh Hashanah Farmers Market is made possible by CKids International, an initiative that inspires children to make a meaningful impact in their communities through educational programs.
“Our mission is to innovate Jewish learning,” says Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, executive director of Merkos 302, “and we’re doing it one CKids club at a time.”