Make Your Own Haggadah For Kids

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Please give a suggested $10.00 donation to PunkTorah for downloading this free Make It Yourself Haggadah. Download the MAKE IT YOURSELF HAGGADAH by clicking this link. There is a lot of stuff in Judaism. Wine cups, challah covers, mezzuzot, Torah scrolls, tallitot, tallitot k’tanot, books, and more books. Which makes it easy for us to […]

Making Your Seder Kid Friendly and Magical

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The year: 1999. The place: Beth Shalom Congregation, Elkins Park, PA, event hall. The room is full of about 150 elementary school students, sitting around round tables laden with plastic plates, wine cups we made ourselves, all fidgeting in our new Passover clothes. At the front of the room, aloft a podium, is Dr. Steven […]

Tu B’Shevat For Kids

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Alright kids, it’s almost time for Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of the trees. First, we kick off the holiday by reading the story of Tu B’Shevat with one of our book reviewer Tamara Levine’s new favorite books, Happy Birthday, Tree! written by Madelyn Rosenbery. What would you give a tree for its birthday? Ribbons, water, […]

Book Reviews: Even Higher, When The Chickens Went On Strike, and Tashlich At Turtle Rock

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Even Higher: A Rosh Hashanah Story adapted by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Jill Weber is a wonderful story to read aloud to children about a Rabbi who is thought to go “even higher” just before Rosh Hashanah. Every year just before Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Nemirov disappears. He’s not at home, or in the synagogue […]

Shavuot Kids Books: A Mountain of Blintzes and Sadie and the Big Mountain

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The stories reviewed are only a handful of those written for children about the holiday Shavuot. On this holiday we celebrate because Moses went up the mountain and receives the Laws (Torah) from G-d. A Mountain of Blintzes by Barbara Goldin and illustrated by Anik McGrory is slightly based on the tales of Chelm, but […]