Kosher Recipes, Jewish Craft Ideas and Child-Friendly Torah

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Creative ideas to inspire your family and enrich your homes.

Menu Madness: Noah

For this year, our Shabbat lunch will be a nod to the glorious variety of living creatures that Noah rounded up to fill his ark and preserve for eternity (well, sort of).

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TEN: Noah

This week’s Torah reading has a little bit of everything: we’ve got floods and families, animals and rainbows, we’ve got towers and destruction. Enjoy one of the most exciting Parshot.

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Noah’s Giant Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Giant Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are a perfect dessert this weekend!

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Parsha Craft: Noah. Rainbow Necklaces.

Introduction:

This week’s parsha, Parshat Noach, has very colorful craft potential! After the devastating flood, God promises Noah that he will never destroy the world in this way again. As a sign of this covenant, He places a rainbow in the clouds. All rainbow-related crafts are great for this parsha. But, kids will especially love dyeing their own pasta, stringing it, and wearing it this week.

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Maze Magic: Noah

 

God makes a rainbow as a sign that there will be no more floods that destroy earth. Help Noah and his ark find the rainbow! Click the PDF icon below to download a printer-friendly version.

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Parshat Bereshit Coloring Page (click on picture to print)

Candy Torah Scrolls

Looking for a way to keep your “little hands” busy before Simchat Torah or Shabbat? Ask your kids to make these “Torah Scrolls.” The “covers” can be decorated with sparkles or stickers. Better yet, your kids can turn these Torah treats into place-card holders – ask them to write each guest’s name on the outside, and maybe a sweet message on the inside.

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Surviving Yom Kippur with Young Kids at Home

25 hours may never seem so long! Juggling kids, prayer, and perhaps some self-reflection is pretty close to impossible. Here are some of our tried and true tips to surviving Yom Kippur. Please add your own tips below:

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Rain Catcher

On the eighth day of Sukkot, we recite Tefillat Geshem, a prayer for rain. While that might seem a bit unnecessary in the States, Israel’s rainy season begins right around Sukkot.

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Thumbprint Ushpizin People

Adorable thumbprints help teach us about our Sukkot guest list!

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