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Annual Giving Tuesday Eden Digital Cupcake Wrappers Opportunity

27 Nov

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Giving Tuesday Digital Cupcake Wrappers Opportunity It’s that time of year again. You’ve had a chance to buy at Black Friday, now you can Give on Giving Tuesday, and you may gain something from us too. You may be eligible for a free Birkat Chaverim digital cupcake wrappers for your donation to The Eden Center during […]

Bat Mitzvah Project Idea: Lego Museum

13 May

Attendees with Bat Mitzvah at the Lego Museum charity fundraiser for a bat mitzvah project.

I love this contribution by Yonit Rothner, for Mitzvot Unplugged. Yonit’s father, Daniel is the director of Areyvut, which he contributed a piece about Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clowning Program for Mitzvot Unplugged two years ago. Daniel wrote the following: “The Lego Museum was the vision of my daughter Yonit who decided to do it as part of […]

Digital Cupcake Wrappers for Donations to Eden Center via Giving Tuesday

24 Dec

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I wanted to give a heads up to an offer that some of you may be interested in. You may or may not know that outside of this site, my “other jobs” include web design and online community building. I have been doing community building for The Eden Center for the past several years. Eden […]

ChallahCrumbs Inclusive Parsha Coloring Pages Kickstarter Campaign

24 Feb

ChallahCrumbs kickstarter campaign for parsha sheets that provide educational triggers and more roles for women.

ChallahCrumbs is trying to raise funds through Kickstarter to create a years worth of Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah portion) parsha sheets. Whats unique about the coloring pages is that they would like: “…to create Parsha sheets that reflect our values — that incorporate the role both women and men have in the Torah, that are […]

Teaching the mitzva of “respecting the elderly”

10 May

Melabev Bat Mitzvah program participants baking. Guest post about Melabev's bar and bat mitzvah program with participants of the day care center for elders with dementia. The program both teaches the children about chesed and gives them an opportunity to interact with their elders.Photo courtesy Melabev via birkat chaverim

We are happy to have gerontologist, Rakel Berenbaum, as part of our Mitzvot Unplugged series, writing about a creative program which both teaches the value of Chesed and of valuing our elders. “It is very fulfilling to give. When you give, you get something too.” Meira, Bat Mitzvah program participant Melabev Beit Shemesh has created […]

Let’s Talk Jewish Learning!

9 May

As part of the Mitzvot Unplugged series we are happy to welcome Amital from Organized Jewish Home to talk about resources her family uses for homeschooling. Some of my favorite learning opportunities aren’t formal learning. There’s so much to talk about as you live your life: brachot as you eat and when there is lightning, […]

Mitzvot Unplugged Interview with the Maccabeats

7 May

Maccabeats Interview

The Mitzvot Unplugged Series has to do with teaching kids Jewish values in a creative way. One of the ways of doing that is through music. I want to thank Julian/Chaim Horowitz from the Maccabeats for agreeing to an interview, as part of this series. How does being representatives of Orthodoxy and the concept of […]

Turning Jewish values into concrete actions through Areyvut

2 May

Group photo Areyvut Mitzvah Clowns via birkat chaverim

Teaching our kids Jewish values also is about contributing to the community. I’m happy to have a guest post by Daniel Rothner, director of Areyvut as part of the Mitzvot Unplugged series to talk about some of Areyvut’s creative projects. Areyvut believes in turning Jewish values from abstract ideas into concrete action.  Through our many […]

The Living Torah

1 May

Guest Post The LIving Torah by Ilana from via birkat chaverim

As part of the Mitzvot Unplugged Series, we are happy to have a guest post by Ilana Masri from As a homeschooling family, we feel privileged that we have a seemingly endless amount of hours each day to focus on our children’s character development. We address Jewish values in a twofold manner. We use […]

Mitzvot Unplugged Welcome

28 Apr

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I’m very pleased to welcome you to the first ever Mitzvot Unplugged Series. The series developed as a conversation in my head and then with my kids. As my children get older I think more and more about how to inspire and develop their own desire to be good people, love of Torah and desire […]