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At the end of the Passover story The Greatest Escape, we left the Israelites celebrating their escape from slavery in Egypt. What happened next? Where did they go?

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. 

Magical Rafael wants a new toy, specifically a hoversaurus dino-copter. In the real world, Lila and Yasmin are unhappy that their kite won’t fly without wind. A confused ‘sunbrella’ and a nest-building bird help Gabi the Spark teach Rafael, Lila and Yasmin a lesson about feeling grateful for what they DO have, whether it be a wingboard or a fun filled neighborhood park.

In this sneeze-filled episode, we find the magical Sparks Gabi and Rafi fighting off their own colds while they help the Plony family realize that Grandpa needs cheering up in the hospital. Gabi’s sniffles manage to misdirect her magic to hilarious effect. A rainstorm of chicken soup and a flock of quacking ducks eventually persuade the family to visit Grandpa.

Join the magical “Sparks” Gabi and Rafael as they teach a lesson in hospitality to the Plony family members, who are too distracted to hear the doorbell ringing when their cousin arrives from Israel. Watch the video and engage in discussions and activities to extend the lessons.

Lighting an oil lantern is a wonderful way to illuminate your retelling of the story of Hanukkah. As you create a symbolic reminder of the cruse of oil that was found in the ancient temple you are also creating a new family tradition.

Video: How to Make Gluten-Free Baked Latkes

Easy and fun, these latkes are gluten-free and delicious! See instructions below.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shredded potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 egg 

Directions:

  1. Mix shredded potatoes with onion and egg.
  2. Add salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  3. Coat cupcake tin with cooking spray.
  4. Put the potato mixture into the tin. Pat down each potato mound. 
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes – cooking times will vary. 
  6. Remove from tin, serve with apple sauce and/or sour cream.

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Video: How to Make Easy Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Sufganiyot (jelly donuts), easy and fast! See instructions below.

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can pre-made biscuit dough
  • Canola oil
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup jelly 

Directions:

  1. On a floured surface, roll out biscuit dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. 
  2. Cut into 1 inch circles using a cookie cutter. For bigger donuts, use a larger cookie cutter. 
  3. Fill your pan 1/3 of the way with canola oil and heat to 350F. 
  4. Fry the donut holes until they are browned on all sides. 
  5. Place finished donut holes on a paper towel to remove excess oil and then immediately coat with sugar. 
  6. Using a piping bag to inject each donut with jelly.

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