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Papa Plony is obsessed with beating the Baloney family in the annual relay race. But when Yasmin flakes out on practice, and a new team member shows up with an unexpected physical difference - he panics. SHABOOM! The Sparks come to the rescue with incredible magic, including an upside-down rainbow ramp, a giant stuffed animal and a lesson in showing kavod, or respect. Watch and find out who wins the race. Kol hakavod!

The Plony family rallies to make donations for their synagogue’s charity drive, but Gabi and Rafael notice that Mom, Dad and Ben only want to part with broken or worn out items. 

Noah loves everything about summer camp  except swimming. Yet, when he finds out about a camp swim-a-thon that will give other children a chance to attend the camp he loves, Noah leaps at the chance to jump in the water and do his part to help. By participating in his camp's tzedakah project, Noah overcomes his anxiety about the pool and instead focuses on the positive feelings that come with fulfilling a mitzvah! 

There are four mitzvot (commandments) associated with Shabbat.

Here are a few simple ways to give matanot l’evyonim (gifts to the poor) on Purim, and some other ways to to honor the social justice themes of the holiday.

Tzedakah, which is most commonly translated as “charity,” has its roots in the word for “justice” or “righteousness.”  Jewish tradition teaches that giving tzedakah is a religious

A child's choice on how to allocate tzedakah teaches them how be a member of the community, to be kind and generous towards others, and to understand that tzedakah comes from the heart.

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