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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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Sukkot-themed Trivot

As with most crafts, it’s really all about what’s available in your crafts’ store. Luckily, Sukkot falls out near Thanksgiving so most stores are carrying fall-themed products. For this trivet, a little creative thinking can help!

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A Year In Review

A wonderful way to look back at your year with your family.

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Seven Ways To Help You Through Cooking for Rosh HaShana

With a three-day holiday about to hit, here’s all you need to be prepared. (I may be overstating things just a bit.)

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Apple Caramel Fondue

This delicious snack will help get your kids ready to celebrate a sweet New Year!

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Rosh HaShana Centerpieces: Toilet Paper Roll Apples

Things have been a little apple-centric in our home these past few days. Here is yet another easy and fabulous apple craft. This one can be used as Rosh HaShana centerpieces or decoration.

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Appletastic! Getting Ready for Rosh HaShana with a taste test

 

Looking for creative ways to start talking about Rosh HaShana? Look no further than our apple taste-off!

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Getting your kids to talk

My eight year old went to sleep away camp for two weeks this summer. He was crazy young and I felt moderately insane as I watched him board the bus, but even in that moment, I knew it would be the best decision for him. And it was. But here’s the thing. He didn’t tell me one thing about it. Not one letter, post card, quick note. I heard nothing. For two weeks (14 days which is roughly 336 hours) I had to rely on the camp’s website to fill me in.

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