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Build a Mini (Edible) Sukkah

Posted on September 17th, 2018
  This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Sukkot & Simchat Torah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here.   
By Brenda Ponnay for ToriAvey.com

 


A sukkah is a temporary hut, or booth, built especially for the week-long Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. In the Torah, in Leviticus, God commands the Jews to build “booths” and live in them during the festival of Sukkot. This temporary structure is known as a sukkah; it is constructed with three or four walls and a roof known as a “schach” made from natural organic materials. Traditionally, Jewish families decorate the sukkah with a variety of decorations including homemade ornaments, paintings, and streamers.

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Make an Apple Tree Craft Using a Pouf Sponge

Posted on September 10th, 2018
From CraftyMorning.com
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


Here’s an easy fall craft for kids to make – an apple tree using a pouf bath sponge as a stamper! It’s always fun to switch up your painting tools and this one is around 50 cents to a dollar at most stores. The one we used is actually a mini one that we got free at the Sheraton hotel but the bigger ones would work as well (love saving money!)

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10 Activities for Meaningful High Holy Days with Kids

Posted on September 3rd, 2018
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
By Holly Lebowitz Rossi for JewishBoston
The good news is that there are myriad ways to craft, bake, play and learn about the High Holy Days with kids.


The 10 Days of Awe, which include Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Repentance), are perhaps the most meaningful and spiritually intensive days of the Jewish year. But some of the themes of this season, like prayer, forgiveness and justice, can feel abstract to young children. This leaves many parents searching for ways to involve their kids in their observance—ways that involve fun, creativity, meaning and lasting family memories. 

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Learn the Jewish Value: Slicha (Saying Sorry)

Posted on August 27th, 2018
from bimbam.com
Teach your kids about asking forgiveness


Everyone in the Plony house has something to feel a little sorry about – whether it’s breaking something, borrowing something without asking or making wrong accusations.
SHABOOM! Gabi and Rafael talk about SLICHA – or saying sorry. Apologies are more than just words in the Jewish tradition – they are ways of making things right. (Magic totally optional!)

 

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MAKE A 3D PAPER APPLE BOOK CRAFT

Posted on August 20th, 2018
This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

by Agnes Hsu for Hello, Wonderful


While this craft is made as a back-to-school idea, you may also adapt it to fit the New Year. Ask your child to fill the pages with thoughts on what each of them can change or work on this year to be a better person. Make one yourself or for each member of your family at share at your Rosh Hashanah table.

 

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