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Here are eight wonderful things about Hanukkah, one for each night, that can enhance our celebrations of this beloved holiday.
Our tradition teaches us that the Passover Seder is meant to be a learning experience for children of all ages, from 1 - 100. Our questions are more important that the answers. As you prepare to sit around the Seder table, we’d like to offer you some additional questions to help connect the past, present, and future of our Passover traditions.
We all lead busy lives, running here and there and everywhere. It can be difficult to find time for ourselves, let alone to nurture a spiritual or religious life. But there are many ways to feel Jewish and to impart Jewish feelings, customs, and knowledge to our children without investing much more time into our already-busy schedules.
Spilled cereal? “Sorry!” Broken bongos? “Oops!” Overturned plant? “Sorry!” Stolen comic book? Accusations fly and tears fall as the cloud playhouse and Plony home confront the chaos of careless apologies and misplaced blame. A laser beam trap and giant basketball magically help Rafi and Ben learn that sometimes just saying sorry isn’t enough.
Learn about Israel's history and culture with Grover and friends in these Shalom Sesame videos, and engage with your children using the discussion ideas and activities.
At Sukkot, Jewish tradition encourages us to welcome seven holy guests into our sukkot, one for each night of the week. In a modern variation to this custom, each night can be connected to a related social action theme.
Interested helping your students get the most out of their time at L'Taken? Use these resources before, during, and after your trip to D.C. to enrich the experience of your students.
Depth and meaning in Jewish learning is necessary to reduce the staggering rates of post-b’nei mitzvah dropout. We believe that a root cause of these challenges is the perception that b’nei mitzvah celebrations are like graduation ceremonies.
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks – a Jewish spiritual teacher, musician, and founder of the online Kabbalah meditation community Torah of Awakening – seeks to make Kabbalah accessible to all who wish to embrace it.
LGBT Pride Shabbat Sermon A version of this sermon was delivered by Matthew Gewirtz in 2011 I remember it like it was yesterday. I walked into the preschool classroom, mid-conversation.