Jewish Life in Your Family Life

Bring your family together with fun activities anchored in Jewish values and join a community of families seeking to build a more compassionate world starting at home. For families of children in grades K-3, Jewish Life in Your Family Life provides structured activities for children and their grown-ups to join together. From art projects to science experiments, cooking demos to movement activities, Jewish Life in Your Family Life offers a chance for the whole family to try something new, have fun, and make memories together.

Beginning Fall 2020, log on for live virtual experiences weekly on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm ET. Each month, experiences focus on a theme, a character trait (middah) supporting compassionate growth. Traits include curiosity, gratitude, perseverance, joy, and respect. 

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November Middah: Chesed/Kindness

Live Activities

November: Kindness/Chesed

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Some acts of kindness can be small or easy, and others can be big or difficult to do, but all are important. This month we will practice being kind to our families, our friends, and even to strangers!

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Everybody Has a Bucket

Thursday, November 5
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM EDT 

UGH is how it feels when our bucket is low. AHH is how it feels when it’s all filled up. Two of our most-important-in-the-whole-wide-world jobs are adding kindness to other people’s buckets and welcoming kindness into our own. Oh, what a world it could be in which everyone has a full bucket!

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Collecting and Casting Kindness

Tuesday, November 10
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT 

Let's explore how practicing kindness is like practicing magic! We'll talk about examples of kindness, and how we can be kind to others. We'll even have the chance to create some reminders of kindness for ourselves and to send some kindness out to others who have been kind to us!

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Cool to Be Kind

Thursday, November 19
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM EDT 

It's cool to be kind to others- and to yourself! How can we take the kindness we learn from our relationships with our friends and family and make sure we're doing the same for ourselves? Let's learn how to give ourselves a little self-kindness every day!

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More Experiences

New virtual experiences are being added all the time! For the current schedule of activities, sign up for RJ on the Go.

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Chicken Soup Two Ways

Honor your roots by cooking a family recipe - or create a new one together!

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Rules of Engagement

Even profound disagreements can be approached with profound respect. Here's how.

Three Ways to Change the World for Good

Watch this video to understand the differences between chesed (loving kindness), tzedakah (charitable giving) and tzedek (justice) and learn how you can use them to change the world for good.