Rosh Hashanah

September 17, 2012, All Day

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Get ready for the New Year with these helpful chesed ideas!

Organize a Rosh Hashanah dinner through your synagogue for people who may not have family or friends to share the holiday with
Make a New Year’s resolution relating to improving yourself

As a family determine a tzedakah that you would like to support and have everyone in the family make a contribution

Donate your change from the week in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to tzedakah

As the prayers discuss life and death, sign up for a CPR course in your area so that you will have the ability to save someone’s life

Encourage people who attend Tashlich (ritual throwing away of one’s sins) to be careful not to speak badly about others

If you are in the New York area, join Dorot the Sunday before Rosh Hashanah, to make packages for the holiday and deliver them to the elderly

Go apple picking and donate the apples with honey to nursing home residents

Make New Year’s cards for victims of terror, the elderly or patients in hospitals

Contact the chaplain of your local hospital and arrange to get the lists of Jewish patients staying in the hospital for Rosh Hashanah and visit them on the holiday

Create honey jars and buy apples to distribute them to a food pantry

Make New Year’s cards and send them to impoverished people in Israel

Make a resolution to stay in contact in closer contact with your grandparents, relatives living overseas, etc.

Bring a basket of apples and honey to a home for seniors

Make tzedakah boxes and give tzedakah daily in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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