Apple Cloud Dough

Posted on September 11th, 2017

This project is featured in our High Holiday Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here


From Growing A Jeweled Rose


Cloud dough is such a fun sensory material, and it is so incredibly easy to make.  It is safe for kids of all ages too, which is always a bonus.  Today, we made a new batch of cloud dough perfect for Fall. 

And for the High Holidays.

Apple Cloud Dough Recipe
7 cups of flour
1 cup of vegetable oil 
Apple Pie Spice and/or cinnamon

Method
Combine the ingredients in a sensory bin or container and mix well.  That's it!  Couldn't be easier, right? 

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A Rosh Hashanah craft for kids that’s very sweet indeed

Posted on September 4th, 2017
This article is featured in our High Holiday Guide: Just for Kids section, it comes from CoolMomPicks. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 



With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, this is a perfect weekend to work on some New Year inspired crafts with your kids. In other words, if you’ve forgotten to send cards? No worries! Nothing inspires as much forgiveness as something handmade just from the kids.

This Rosh Hashanah craft for kids by Brenda Ponnay at Alpha Mom is as sweet as apples dipped in honey, the symbol of the Jewish New Year. It’s not hard to make these honeybee cards either if you follow the instructions on the site and have a few basic tools on hand, like paint, Sharpies, card stock, and bubble wrap.


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Best Rosh Hashanah Crafts for Kids

Posted on August 28th, 2017
From FamilyHoliday.net


Most people except Jewish usually don’t know what Rosh Hashanah is. Hanukkah for most of us, is the big Jewish holiday, and we know nothing about the other holidays. Rosh Hashanah – is the new year of the Jewish community, the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim. Rosh Hashanah is extremely important in the Jewish faith, it represents either analogically or literally the creation of the World and stands for the feast of trumpets, freeing ourselves from all bad stuffs lurking inside us and wishing all a good and pious new year. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on the first day of Tishrei, the first month of the Hebrew calendar, on the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, this year is on September. Rosh Hashanah Begins the ten-day period before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Thus, the Jewish New Year is right around the corner! Most preschool children love to do activities and crafts, so what better way to celebrate the coming Rosh Hashanah year traditions than through handmade activities. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate the holiday and the hectic holiday season.

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For more great ideas visit our High Holiday Kit. 

Jewish Parent/Child Relationships

Posted on August 21st, 2017
BY MJL STAFF


Jewish Parent/Child Relationships


Judaism commands us to respect our mothers and fathers — and provide for our children.


As with other human relationships, Jewish parents and their children (both adult and minor) are, in traditional Judaism, bound to each other by a series of commanded responsibilities and sacred practices. Most societies emphasize reverence for parents; post-biblical Judaism appears to have gone further than its contemporaries in mandating that parents provide for their children with very specific preparations for the future. Furthermore, Judaism sees parents and offspring as bound to each other not only for practical or humanistic reasons, but also as a way of honoring God.

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For Israeli kids, every day is independence day

Posted on August 14th, 2017
By Inbal Arieli for Israel21c


From the moment they can raise their heads, we encourage our sons and daughters to explore the world around them without fear or constraint.



People ask me all the time: “What makes Israel such a cradle of innovation?” or “Why are Israelis constantly busy with new initiatives?”


I have given these questions a lot of thought and quite frankly, I think it starts from the cradle.


Granted, I’m an Israeli mother, so perhaps I am a bit biased, but I think the answer to why Israel is such a laboratory of innovation and entrepreneurship begins with the way modern Israelis raise their children.


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