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Farmers Market brings Rosh Hashanah to life


August 30, 2019

Jeff Greenwald with his sons enjoying the fruits of last year's Farmers Market.

On Sept. 14, children will gather at two local Chabad Centers to experience Rosh Hashanah through an interactive farmers market.

"We wanted to do something different," said Chanshy Majesky, co-director of Chabad of North Orlando. While the Jewish New Year is well-known for its long services and serious prayers, Majesky wanted to "let kids experience the fun side of the holiday."

Children will get a fresh start to the year by visiting each stand at the Rosh Hashanah market. As they go from booth to booth, they'll explore the holiday's culinary themes with unique recipes-round artisan challah, apple mocktails, carrot cake pops, and a holiday fruit salad.

"Jewish holidays are rich with symbolism," said Rabbi Amram Hoffer Youth director at Chabad of Greater Orlando together with his wife, Esther.

"This experience brings kids on that sensory journey," said Esther.

One of the Farmers Market booths from last year with Happy Frank and her grandson, Lucas Frank.

At each booth, children use personalized tote bags to collect marketplace finds-unique recipe cards that they'll turn into a special holiday keepsake. "It's an organic learning process that brings the local goodness of Rosh Hashanah to life," said Majesky.

The Rosh Hashanah Farmers Market is made possible by CKids Club International, an initiative that inspires children to make a meaningful impact in their communities through educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for children 7-13, but younger children can participate with parental assistance, the event will be held on Sept. 14 at Chabad of North Orlando from 10 a.m. and at Chabad of Greater Orlando at 2 p.m. To give your child access to the ripest learning in Orlando register today at: [Maitland 2pm] ChabadOrlando.org or [Longwood 10am] JewishNorthOrlando.com.


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