Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Jewish holidays that arrive each fall. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and a celebration of new beginnings, and Yom Kippur is known the Jewish day of atonement.
There are more in-person events this year, but some are still live streaming or offering virtual options, for those who aren’t comfortable yet.
Looking for more fun things to do with kids this fall? Check out our fall family guide!
Leave the feast cooking to these restaurants while you gather safely with family and friends for the holidays.
- Address: 1112 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
The Lox Box from Eleven City Diner is the perfect meal (housemade lox, bagels, schmear) to break the fast after sundown on Yom Kippur.
- Address: 4905 W. Dempster St., Skokie
Order a la carte from the deli counter at Kaufman’s or opt for complete meal carryout with special menus for both holidays.
- Address: 7710 Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood
Woods in Lincolnwood has a special Rosh Hashanah menu. Family-style items include housemade chopped liver, gefelte fish and beef brisket.
- Address: 1141 S. Jefferson St., Chicago
Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen, famous for its corned beef and matzo ball soup, is offering carryouts and a number of pick ups in various zip codes.
- Address: 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
Max and Benny’s in Northbrook is serving up family-style meat, lox and dairy platters for the whole tribe to enjoy.
Download the free PJ Library Guide to the Fall Holidays, where you’ll find a variety of hands-on activities, rituals, recipes and more. Kids can learn to make their own shofar, how to braid a challah and read step-by-step blessings all aimed at making the holidays meaningful, memorable and fun.
Entertain the holiday crowd with Rosh Hashanah bingo while the kiddos learn what the holiday symbols mean.
Use these Rosh Hashanah images to cut out and decorate your own Jewish New Year greeting cards and pass them out to friends and family.
Color your own Rosh Hashanah placemats for your dinner celebration.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year by creating your own shofar. You will need three toilet paper rolls, glue, masking tape, a party horn, scissors, paintbrush and white and brown paint.
Enjoy an engaging read aloud of Even Higher: A Rosh Hashanah Story by I.L. Peretz, set to music.
Rock out to a sing along and see an interactive video of how the story of Jonah relates to Yom Kippur.
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