Home Made Jump Ropes

22 Apr

Home made Jump Ropes via Birkat Chaverim

We made these over break a while back. Jump roping during recess is apparently a big thing in school these days. We had a jump rope (somewhere!) but I thought it might be fun to make our own. I was happy about making something that is fairly simple to make and can be used for […]

Holiday I Spy

6 Apr

Holiday I Spy via Birkat Chaverim

Around Rosh Hashana my son and I made Holiday I Spy layouts. This is one of them. It may be of use pre-Pesach.

Reminder- Seeking submissions for Mitzvot Unplugged

3 Apr

Reminder Mitzvot Unplugged Submissions

A reminder that we are accepting new submissions for this years¬†Mitzvot Unplugged Series.¬†If you are interested in participating, please contact us or fill out the form below:  

Review: The Koren Ethiopian Haggada

1 Apr

Review of the Koren Ethiopian Haggadah Journey To Freedom

Review: Koren Ethiopian Haggada: The Journey to Freedom (Hebrew/English Edition) ed. Rabbi Menachem Waldman Trans. Binyamin Shalom Koren Press Pesach is coming and we’ve already taken out all the Haggadot and begun to think about how to make the seder and the telling of the Pesach story meaningful both for ourselves and our kids. I […]

Ms Frizzle inspired Plague activity

25 Mar

Ms Frizzle inspired ten plague activity

We have a crazy addiction to the Magic School Bus books around here. Besides having our own, we have taken out every small fry one in the local library and are working our way through the chapter books. In particular, we seem to migrate towards the books about microbes and the human body. I did […]

Pesach Resources

24 Mar

Have you seen Martha Stewarts visit to the Streit’s Matzah factory?  

In Progress:Max and Ruby Tzitzit

19 Mar

In Progress: Max and Ruby Tzitzit via Birkat Chaverim

Thought I’d share one of the things we are currently working on. We are making our own tzitzit using undershirts. I asked my son to choose characters that he wanted on the tzitzit and he wanted Max and Ruby. We started this when we were both sick. It led to some fun Shabbat table discussions […]

What does the Bnei Akiva bencher look like inside?

13 Mar

Sometimes when people are looking to order a bencher they want to know what the pages look like. Generally we recommend ordering a sample bencher or visiting a local Bnei Akiva office, where there are some samples (call them first!) The bencher is stylistically unified throughout. It does have two border designs. One with the […]

Win a Purim digital cupcake wrapper set

2 Mar

Pre-Purim Contest via Birkat Chaverim

FULLY FUNDED JUDAIC ART PROGRAM: ON-LINE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS GRADES 7-12
SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN GUILD OF JUDAIC ART:
PROFESSIONAL JUDAIC ARTISTS TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO CREATE JUDAIC ART. ROLLING ADMISSIONS TO THE PROGRAM. APPLY NOW

Creative Purim Bar Mitzvah Invitation

2 Mar

Cute Purim Bar Mitzvah invitation via Birkat Chaverim

We received this cute Purim Bar Mitzvah invitation and I got permission to share it here:   I laughed when I opened it up.   Loved the idea of using a mirror to reflect the text for “Venahafoch Hu.” Don’t forget that we have Purim bencher covers for family smachot.