The Sounds of Hanukkah

Congrats to Taryn M,  winner of night eight of our Hanukkah Surprise Packs! She gets the menorah cut-and-color activity, designed so that even the littlest hands can help “light” the menorah. (Available in Hanukkah Games Box and Hanukkah in a Box.)  Thanks to everyone who played – and congrats to everyone who won!  Not yet on our list for free holiday info and discount codes? Sign up now at www.JewishHolidaysInABox.com to join our mailing list. Beyond the classics: great music videos Ready for some joyous Hanukkah sounds – with videos that also tell the Hanukkah story?  Look for the … [Read more...]

Customize Your Hanukkah Celebrations

Homemade Menorah

Our expanding, diverse family just expanded again. Mazal tov to the newlyweds! So as each Jewish holiday rolls around, I wonder what this huge mix of ages, interests, and backgrounds might enjoy. For the first time at Rosh Hashanah dinner, for example, we used Bugles (the salty, crunchy snack food) to pretend that we were blowing the shofar, through a series of tekiahs, shevarims, and teruahs. Everyone at the table, except the baby, played along. One Passover, we wrote new lyrics to a popular tune (“You Are My Sunshine”) as a welcome-to-our-Seder song, then played it on banjo and guitar. … [Read more...]