Celebrate Passover: How To Plan a Fun, Simple Seder.
Based on your requests, we’re adding downloadable guides to our offerings, to help you prepare for holidays with tips, lists and how-tos.
First up – this 36-page downloadable guide to planning a fun, simple Seder, available to you instantly in a handy PDF format.
And, as always, our holiday kits are designed to make Jewish holiday celebrations easier. Pick and choose what works for you now – and add as the years go by.
We include the perfect combination of easy-to-use quick reference cards, games and instructions to help you and your family build lasting memories.
You’ll also find ideas for including your children’s friends in the celebration, whether or not they’re Jewish.
Growing up as the only Jewish child in the neighborhood (well, except for my big brother), I remember with great warmth how my best girlfriend and I shared our holidays. I would go to Rhonda’s house to help decorate the tree -– the tinsel discussion, tossed or carefully placed — was always the key subject! She would come to my house to bake Hanukkah cookies, working with me to sprinkle blue sugar on top of candle- and star-shaped confections.
The materials are invaluable, too, if you are asked to come to your child’s school to explain the Jewish holidays.
When our younger daughter was in fourth grade, I was called in the morning to come explain Hanukkah – to every fourth grade class in the school! (In other words: plan to spend the day.) I grabbed a laundry basket and started madly grabbing menorahs, Hanukkah candles, wrapping paper, gelt and whatever I could find. Had I had a Hanukkah Kit, I could have grabbed that and walked out the door.
Three core concepts We’ve identified three key elements/ideas/words you can use to bring each holiday alive.
Imagine, for example, that you wanted to teach someone what Thanksgiving is. You might build stories and activities around giving thanks, turkey and harvest. You could focus on many other things, of course.
By selecting only three, you make it:
- Easier to learn
- Easier to teach
- Easier to build memories
That’s the idea beind our three concepts. Over the years, as your children grow, you can add greater depth to your discussions.
Giving you voice: CD tutorials Over the years, we’ve spoken to lots of Jewish, non-Jewish and newly Jewish friends who were embarrassed because they didn’t know how to pronounce the holiday vocabulary and blessings. Quite naturally, their solution was to avoid saying them.
We want to give you voice — and make you comfortable with both meanings and pronunciations.
By providing a pronunciation guide for basic holiday terminology and key blessings, our CD tutorials eliminate all uncertainties. We also explain the meaning and spirit behind the words.
Plus, you can learn in the privacy of your home, on your way to and from work, when out jogging – at a time that suits you.