January 2010 Archives

Cute, cute, cute…..and for a good cause

posted by Homeshuling

Earlier this year, my first grade class designed a beautiful Hebrew alefbet, which we’ve had printed on t-shirts and mugs as a tzedakah project. All proceeds will benefit the Northampton Survival Center, one of the many institutions supporting the victims […]

A new tradition?

posted by Homeshuling

We attended a family havdallah gathering at Ella’s school tonight. When we returned home, I asked the girls if they had fun. “It was pretty good,” said Zoe. “But it would have been a lot better with a bounce house.”

Talking about God with your children

posted by Homeshuling

When Ella entered the Kindergarten at our local Jewish day school, parents were invited to spend an evening in the classroom. Each teacher made a brief presentation about the curriculum, and then opened the floor to questions. After reading the […]

And the winner is……

posted by Homeshuling

Edible Torah, for his stunningly creative use of X-mas chazerai. Here’s his winning entry, re-posted on his own, wonderful blog. I especially like #5 and #6. Shabbat Shalom!

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Teaching the Four Questions to young children
One of the greatest privileges of being a kindergarten teacher in a Jewish day school is having the opportunity to teach children to recite the four questions. Unlike almost anything else I teach them about Jewish ritual, this is "real work." The candles will get blessed, kiddush will be recited, an

posted 7:36:03am Apr. 01, 2012 | read full post »

Guess what's Kosher for Passover (this will change your life.)
I'm not exaggerating. The bane of my Passover existence has been pareve baking. I cook a lot more meat during the holiday than I do the rest of the year, which means a lot more pareve desserts. Which has, up until now, usually meant margarine made from disgusting ingredients such as cottonseed oi

posted 5:02:27pm Mar. 22, 2012 | read full post »

Why I love the New American Haggadah (and it's not just because I got to have a martini with Nathan Englander.)
I'm not a haggadah junkie. I know many Jews whose shelves are overflowing with numerous versions of the Haggadah - from the traditional Maxwell House to the not-so-traditional Santa Cruz - and whose seders are an amalgam of commentaries, poems, and (alas) responsive readings, from these dog-eared, p

posted 9:25:37pm Mar. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Best Hamentashen Ever, even better. And, a Purim opera.
This time of year, I'm always excited when I look at my google analytics and see that people have landed at my blog by searching for "hamentashen recipe". I love the idea of people all over the world making my great-grandmother's fabulous hamentashen, the same ones my mom made with me and that I mak

posted 7:13:38pm Mar. 05, 2012 | read full post »

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