Rosh Hashana Songs

(Sung to Marry had a Little Lamb)

Meyer had a juicy apple, juicy apple, juicy apple,

Meyer had a juicy apple and he dipped it in honey.

He took the apple to shul one day, shul one day, shul one day,

He took the apple to shul one day and he heard the shofar play.

All the kids screamed, “L’shanah tovah, L’shanah tovah, L’shanah tovah”,

All the kids screamed L’shanah tovah, and were joyously full of awe.


Tune: Popeye the Sailor Man

I’m Shifi the Shofar man,
I came from the Ayil ram.
I walk you to Shul to do Teshuva,
I’m Shifie the Shofar man.


On Rosh Hashanah, by Barry Davis (Sung to “Louie Louie”)

 

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

When school is here Rosh Hashanah is near,

It’s the head of the Jewish New Year.

Soon I’ll hear the shofar calling me,

To dip my apples in the sweet honey.

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

You know our challah it has to be round,

So it looks like a gleaming golden king’s crown.

We pray to be in the book of life,

To have a year free of trouble and strife.

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

On Rosh Hashanah, oy, Rabbi, I pray I don’t lose control.

Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

 


Song for Rosh Hashanah
Tune of: The Wheels on the Bus

The shofar in the shul (temple or synagogue)
Goes toot toot toot, toot toot toot, toot toot toot,
The shofar in the shul goes toot, toot, toot, on Rosh Hashanah morning.

This song can be used for all the Jewish holidays (i.e. the wind in the Sukkah goes swish, swish, swish/ the Chanukah dreidle goes spin, spin, spin/the matzo on Pesach (Passover) goes crunch, crunch, crunch, etc.)

 


To the tune of My Darling Clementine, from Uncle Moishy Holiday Tunes.

Dip the apple in the honey,
Make a bracha loud and clear.
L’Shana Tovah U’Mesuka,
Have a happy, sweet New Year.

 


Apples & Honey (sung to tune of the Macarena, also fits with the steps.)

Apples, apples, honey, honey,
They’re so yummy in my tummy.
Apples, apples, honey, honey,
He-ey, it’s Rosh Hashanah!

 


Rosh Hashanah Is Here (tune – Hickory, Dickory Dock)

Rosh Hashanah is here, it is the Jewish New Year,

We blow the shofar, so all can hear,

Shanah Tovah, a good New Year!

 


Five Little Shofars (count on fingers or make a magnet story out of this)

 

5 little shofars in a row.  The first one said, “I’m hard to blow.”  The second one said, “My sound is low.”  The third one said, “I’m the best, you know.”  The fourth one said, “That’s really not so.”  The fifth on said, “I’ve got to go.”  Five little shofars in a row.  Five little shofars, blow, blow, blow!

 


3 Juicy Apples (tune – Baa, Baa Black Sheep)

Three little apples hanging on a tree,

Shiny, juicy, waiting for me.

Here I come, shake, shake, shake,

Down come apples for me to take.

I’ll wash them well, then I can eat,

Apples for a Rosh Hashana treat.

 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.