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What is Shavuot? A Cheesy Holiday for Jewish Learning

Shavuot, the cheesiest holiday that many folks haven’t heard of, celebrates God giving the Torah to the people at Mount Sinai. Watch this video to learn more about what this holiday was originally intended to celebrate, how the giving of the Torah wasn’t such a smooth process, and why many Jews celebrate Shavuot by pulling an all-nighter.

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Try making these mini-prayer tents with your children to help them develop a spiritual bedtime ritual.

Try this fun, educational, and reflective Shabbat activity with your family!

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!

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