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Father reading a book with his young son and daughter

A talking parrot saves the family seder and a moose-musician is eager to host his perfect first Passover meal in a pair of delightful new children's

Penny Schwartz (JTA)
Little girl hugging her father while holding a teddy bear

As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.

Tammy Kaiser, M.S.J.E.
Young children in a classroom setting dancing or moving in a circle while holding hands with one another and their adult instructors

 Let's stretch our creativity a bit to mine “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” for some metaphorical nuggets to teach preschoolers about Jewish values.

Jan Zauzmer
Closeup of an adult and a child holding hands

How do we help our children understand this world? How do we both protect them and make sure that they are knowledgeable enough to take action when needed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Preteen boys playing basketball on an indoor court

Now a Jewish professional, my basketball experiences were formative. Skills in motivation, mentoring, management, and interpersonal relationships cultivated on the court impact my Jewish work.

Aaron Selkow
Dark night full of stars above a campfire near a lake

I’m continually amazed by the way Jewish ritual has a way of lifting up everyday moments and making them holy here at Jewish summer camp.

Lisa David
Little girl with curly brown hair holding matzah up close to her face as if to break it

This year we'll travel to Grandma’s house in Florida, and I know that if I don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve, my boys will be glued to a screen 24/7. If you’re in the same position, here are a few tips for keeping kids busy.

Deborah Goldberg
Two little boys with flashlights reading in a blankey fort

From a new audio version of "Hanukkah Bear" — a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A.

Penny Schwartz (JTA)

I am a mother. No, wait – I am a Jewish mother. I am also a lot of other things, but being a Jewish mother defines me. Every decision of every day is made with my children at the forefront of my brain.

Jill Patir

I often use the imagery of a bullseye when teaching young children the complicated concepts related to the High Holidays and Yom Kippur. Each day when we try to do our best, it’s like we’re aiming for the center of the bullseye. But sometimes we say something that hurts someone a friend’s feelings, or we do something unkind to a loved one. That’s when we land on an outer ring and miss the mark.

Emily Fox

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