children-and-family

Build a Mini (Edible) Sukkah

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
 
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Sukkot & Simchat Torah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
 

By Brenda Ponnay for ToriAvey.com

 


A sukkah is a temporary hut, or booth, built especially for the week-long Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. In the Torah, in Leviticus, God commands the Jews to build “booths” and live in them during the festival of Sukkot. This temporary structure is known as a sukkah; it is constructed with three or four walls and a roof known as a “schach” made from natural organic materials. Traditionally, Jewish families decorate the sukkah with a variety of decorations including homemade ornaments, paintings, and streamers.

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Make an Apple Tree Craft Using a Pouf Sponge

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
From CraftyMorning.com

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


Here’s an easy fall craft for kids to make – an apple tree using a pouf bath sponge as a stamper! It’s always fun to switch up your painting tools and this one is around 50 cents to a dollar at most stores. The one we used is actually a mini one that we got free at the Sheraton hotel but the bigger ones would work as well (love saving money!)

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10 Activities for Meaningful High Holy Days with Kids

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

By Holly Lebowitz Rossi for JewishBoston


The good news is that there are myriad ways to craft, bake, play and learn about the High Holy Days with kids.


The 10 Days of Awe, which include Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Repentance), are perhaps the most meaningful and spiritually intensive days of the Jewish year. But some of the themes of this season, like prayer, forgiveness and justice, can feel abstract to young children. This leaves many parents searching for ways to involve their kids in their observance—ways that involve fun, creativity, meaning and lasting family memories. 

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Learn the Jewish Value: Slicha (Saying Sorry)

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
from bimbam.com


Teach your kids about asking forgiveness


Everyone in the Plony house has something to feel a little sorry about – whether it’s breaking something, borrowing something without asking or making wrong accusations.
SHABOOM! Gabi and Rafael talk about SLICHA – or saying sorry. Apologies are more than just words in the Jewish tradition – they are ways of making things right. (Magic totally optional!)

 

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MAKE A 3D PAPER APPLE BOOK CRAFT

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:00am
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

by Agnes Hsu for Hello, Wonderful


While this craft is made as a back-to-school idea, you may also adapt it to fit the New Year. Ask your child to fill the pages with thoughts on what each of them can change or work on this year to be a better person. Make one yourself or for each member of your family at share at your Rosh Hashanah table.

 

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DIY Rosh Hashanah Food Gifts

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:00am
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

By Jessica Halfin for Hadassah Magazine


During the busy High Holiday season, crafting thoughtful presents for those we care about might be low down on our to-do list. Yet presents and chagim go hand in hand. On Rosh Hashanah, the extra effort is worth it. There is always a beloved family member, school teacher, dear friend or an earnest mailman thankful to receive a token of appreciation.

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I Parented Like the Dad in ‘The Chosen’ and This Is What Happened

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:00am
BY ALINA ADAMS for Kveller


The Chosen, the novel by Chaim Potok, was first published in 1967, and has been a staple of middle-school reading lists ever since.

It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Reuven and Danny, who are growing up in Brooklyn during World War II and through the creation of the state of Israel.

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Baked Asian-Inspired Meatballs Are an Easy Kid-Friendly Dinner

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00am
by Shannon Sarna for Kveller


As a parent, there are basically three things I am constantly doing: buying new shoes, picking up toys from the floor, and looking for new dinner ideas that my kids will actually eat (something other than mac & cheese or chicken fingers).

 

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