Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Matzah?

When I was in college, a Jewish friend named Rose decided that she was going to use Passover as a time period to shed a few pounds – by not eating any carbs. She ate only a little matzah at the Seder. For the remaining days, since she already wasn’t eating bread or white rice, it was easier for her to follow through on her decision. And it worked! She did not take part in the annual feast of matzah and sweet butter. Of matzah and cheese sandwiches. Of matzah brei. Passover 2017 – Sunset, Monday, April 10 through nightfall, Tuesday, April 18 And I’m guessing that she didn’t suffer with … [Read more...]

Passover Seder – How to Engage Your Kids

"As we played the game, I noticed that the kids seemed to be more attentive and asked more questions than they usually do. My youngest, in particular, struggles with reading and is much more of a visual learner, so the game was definitely a hit." Thank you,, for this wonderful review of our Passover Seder Steps Follow-Along. We are delighted that your experience is exactly the reason we created the game! In our free e-book, “Celebrate Passover: How to Plan a Fun, Simple Seder,” we have lots of ideas about … [Read more...]

New Symbols For Your Seder Plate

In addition to the traditional symbols of Passover – haroset, maror, parsley, and shank bone – there is a host of new symbols representing a variety of causes and philosophies. Miriam’s Cup Years ago, we added a Miriam’s Cup to our Seder table to honor the role of Miriam, Moses’ older sister (and, symbolically, the contributions of other Jewish women to our culture). Miriam not only watched over Moses in the bulrushes, she told the Egyptian princess who found him that Yocheved, Moses’ mother, should be his nursemaid. Passover 2017 – Sunset, Monday, April 10 through nightfall, Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Cleaning the House for Passover

Many people start eating down their stashes of chametz (leavened things you don't eat during Passover) a few months in advance. Extra bagels in the fridge? Here, kids, eat these! Cereals, cookies, crackers, pasta . . .  It's easier to focus on finishing and not buying new when we get into February. But people take very different approaches to how they clean their houses for Passover. Passover 2017 – Sunset, Monday, April 10 through nightfall, Tuesday, April 18 You can go whole hog (if you’ll excuse the expression) and clean the entire house, getting rid of every crumb, in every room. … [Read more...]

Help! I’ve Never Put on a Passover Seder!

When you think of pulling together a Seder, does the idea of all the work involved stop you in your tracks? If so, get our free downloadable 36-page e-guide called “Celebrate Passover, How to Plan a Fun, Simple Seder.” And learn how you can breeze through preparations for, well, a fun, simple Seder. Passover 2017 – Sunset, Monday, April 10 through nightfall, Tuesday, April 18 The guide will lead you through planning and preparation, so that you can create wonderful memories for your children – without spending weeks and months preparing. Here’s what one Mom told us: Ellen Zimmerman’s … [Read more...]