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Miriam’s association with water has led to an innovation on the seder table, Miriam’s Cup. This cup, filled with water, is meant to remind seder participants of the important role that women played in the Exodus from Egypt. Enjoy making this beautiful cup with your children.

Create a beautiful matzah cover to be used at your Passover seder for years to come. This activity is perfect for children ages 2-10.

Here’s an idea for you to share with your friends and family in preparation for your Passover seders. This activity can be done as a solo journaling exercise, as part of a chavruta (with a study partner), or together as a family.

Explore the text of the Four Children through contemporary movies and pop culture. Help your older child (Grade Level(s) 4th grade and up) learn about the meaning of the text of the four children.

You may have heard of a Passover seder, but did you know that many people celebrate Tu BiSh'vat with seders also? Learn about how to host your own Tu BiSh'vat seder.

Enjoy reading this Tu BiSh’vat story with your children, then download the printable version for them to create their own story booklet. Use the spaces provided to let them make their own illustrations.

Tu BiSh'vat reminds us of what new life can look like. When trees begin to blossom, even during winter time, joy can shine through. Listen to this bluegrass take on an old favorite by Matt Check and Naomi Less, to celebrate TuBiSh'vat. We dare you not to get up and dance!

Book Name: Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup
Author: Pamela Mayer
Illustrator: Deborah Melmon

With eight nights to celebrate, Hanukkah is a wonderful holiday for families to enjoy together – especially if there are teens in the house or in your extended family.

Ben and Lila fight over their favorite bath towel, cup and everything else. Papa Plony is so distracted by playing his banjo that he forgot to make the challah that he promised Mama. Even Gabi and Rafi argue over who gets to practice what on their small cloud. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, some howling monkeys join the chaos to help teach about compromise and taking turns. 

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