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


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


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 […]

Hanukkah Watercolor Lantern – Jewish Crafts


These lovely lanterns are sure to brighten up your house on a dark Winter night. They are easy for little ones to make and the result is beautiful. You will need: White paper Glitter glue, sequins, markers and any other decorations you might like to use Some olive oil An iron Watercolour paints Paintbrushes An […]

Lego Star Wars Passover, Childhood Autism and Giving Back Jewishly

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Meet our new volunteer Aiden. Aiden is an almost 9 years old boy with high functioning autism. Aiden’s mom is a member of the OneShul community, and asked Aiden if he would like to contribute to our Passover section at PunkTorah. So Aiden, Mr. Craftsman Extraordinaire, built us the Exodus narrative…out of Star Wars legos. […]