Benchers in Use: Camp Moshava IO

17 Nov

We love getting photos from events and this one is a fun one. Bar Mitzvah boy, Edward Jonathan Leibowitz celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Camp Moshava, IO this summer and used the Bnei Akiva bencher during the celebration. His family kindly sent in a picture from the weekday morning reading and allowed us to share […]

Dreidel Crayons for Hanukkah

16 Nov

For years I have really wanted to make dreidel crayons. So imagine how excited I was to find an old silicon dreidel mold at the local Emunah “white elephant” sale. It was a shekel or so. We also snagged a boat silicon molds and I told my kids that we were going to make crayons and […]

Benchers in Use: California

20 Oct

We love getting feedback from events where the Bnei Akiva bencher was used and I am happy to share these photos from an event in California. Don’t these benchers look beautiful set out for a sheva brachot? I love seeing the border peeking out in the photo on top. The covers were designed by Arielle […]

Yamim Noraim Bencher Special Extended

22 Sep

Special through July 14th, Digital cupcake wrapper with birkon order

In honor of the high holidays  we are offering a free digital cupcake wrapper & topper with an order of the Bnei Akiva Birkon. We have extended the offer through October 17th and let us know the wrapper you would like in the order notes.   You can look at the cupcake wrappers and the […]

Jonah Magnet Project

21 Sep

Jonah magnet project

I loved this project although we did not quite do it the way I had envisioned it. Maybe another time. Basically this is a moveable Jonah in the origami boat and a little paper map. Note the “Big Fish” or Whale, as you like. We had fun moving the ship across the map. The children […]

Back to School: Decorating Pencils

8 Sep

This is a great multi-age craft for the begining of the school year.We did it with children ages 3 through 8 but it was also popular with a 14 year old. It would make a great Bar/Bat Mitzvah craft, especially if you donated the supplies to children for school. We did a few types of […]

New Year Special

28 Aug

For a limited time we are offering a free digital cupcake wrapper & topper with an order of the Bnei Akiva Birkon. To receive this offer, order birkonim before Rosh Hashana and let us know the wrapper you would like in the order notes.   You can look at the cupcake wrappers and the benchers in […]

Dollhouse apples

28 Aug

Fimo dollhouse sized apples via Birkat Chaverim.

Here’s something we were working on this summer- dollhouse sized apples using fimo clay. We used “panda” oil pastels to color the outsides of the apples. The half apple was made by first wrapping white fimo in green fimo. Then making sure this was shaped into a ball and subsequently cutting it in half. We […]

Short Update

24 Aug

I have been a bit quite around here except for scheduled posts for a number of reasons (maternity leave,summer break…) but also largely because given what has been going on, I really did not feel like I had much to say and I didn’t really feel like promoting the Bnei Akiva bencher project, or my social media/design/web design […]

Three weeks Resources

7 Jul

Resources for the three weeks via birkat chaverim

Some useful resources for the three weeks: Erica Brown’s In the Narrow Places – useful for all ages. The Kavanot for each day of the three weeks can be explained in a simpler manner for younger children and it is useful both to think about serious concepts and discuss the issues of the three weeks. […]