Hanukkah Watercolor Lantern – Jewish Crafts

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]