A Rosh Hashanah Tradition

Order Kosher 100% pure honey to give for Rosh Hashanah. Not only do you share sweet greetings with your family, friends and business associates, but you support the work of individual Jewish organizations and ORT America.

Honey and apples symbolize the sweetness of the New Year. We ship 8 oz. jars of Kosher honey, complete with your personalized message, anywhere in the world. Your gift will arrive in time for Rosh Hashanah 5785, which begins October 2, 2024 at sundown.

Proud History Of Partnering And Giving

For over 30 years, ORT Atlanta’s Honey From The Heart Fundraiser has partnered with hundreds of Jewish non-profit organizations across the United States, helping them achieve their fundraising goals. In 2023 Honey From The Heart shipped over 50,000 jars of honey for Rosh Hashanah.

Honey From The Heart is operated by members of the Atlanta, Georgia region of ORT America, the leading fundraising organization for World ORT, whose global educational network, schools, colleges, and international programs propel more than 300,000 students in over 30 countries to develop careers and lead fulfilling independent lives.

Your support of Honey From The Heart, either by purchasing honey or being a distributor, benefits participating organizations and ORT America at the same time.

Become a Honey From The Heart Distributor

You Sell, We Ship, We All Benefit

It’s a sweet deal – your organization and ORT both raise money while celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Kosher honey. To learn about becoming a Honey From The Heart distributor, complete our online information request and we will email you details about how your organization can participate and how much money can be raised.

ORT Honey From The Heart… the sweet way to raise money.

100% Pure Kosher Honey

Each 8 oz. jar contains delicious honey which is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and guaranteed to be 100% pure honey.

Honey From The Heart honey is True Source Certified ensuring that the sourcing practices are in full compliance with U.S. and international trade laws. This system permits honey to be tracked from the consumer back through the supply chain to the country of origin and the beekeeper that harvested the honey from the beehive. Click for more information about  True Source Honey.

Beautiful And Meaningful

Each honey order is accompanied by a personalized gift card (see example below) from the purchaser and is delivered in time for Erev Rosh Hashanah. Ordering honey for your family, friends and business associates is a sweet way to welcome the new year while also supporting worthwhile organizations. Synagogues and schools can also send member-sponsored honey to their families as a unique community-building fundraiser where members exchange Shana Tova greetings.

Ort Honey and Card

Gift card sample is enlarged for readability. Actual card size is 2½ x 4½.

A Sweet Tradition

It is traditional to eat apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah. The apples symbolize the constant cycle of life and the honey symbolizes the sweetness that we hope will characterize the year to come.

The following blessing, printed on a beautiful keepsake card, is enclosed with each jar of honey you send:

The apple is dipped in honey, the blessing for eating tree fruits is recited, the apple is tasted, and then the apples and honey prayer is recited.

Barukh atah Adonai, Elohaynu, melekh ha-olam
Blessed are you, Lord our God, king of the universe

borei p’riy ha-eitz. (Amen)
who creates the fruit of the tree. (Amen)

Take a bite from the apple dipped in honey, then continue with the following:

y’hi ratzon mil’fanekha Adonai eloheinu vei’lohei avoteinu
May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our forefathers

sh’t’chadeish aleinu shanah tovah um’tukah.
that you renew for us a good and sweet year.