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The Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim a Review

10 May

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The Mahzor Texts It makes sense to have a review of the World Mizrahi Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim on a site that was created to support a fundraiser for Mizrahi’s youth movement, Bnei Akiva. There are all kinds of good things about this mahzor. The main purpose of the mahzor is […]

Patterning a map of Israel

9 May

Patterned Israel map done in a kindergatrten via Birkat Chaverim

I saw this idea of patterning a map of Israel in a local kindergarten, but I can see doing something like this with older children as well with various techniques. Basically the teachers divided up the map into various zones and had children use different techniques to fill in the map. This is great on […]

Getting Rid of Hametz

10 Apr

photo of homemade oatmeal made to work on getting rid of hametz via Birkat Chaverim

Pesach is coming and getting rid of hametz is a large part of the frenzy of preparing for the holiday, even if you sell hametz before the holiday or give away hametz to families in need. We have been doing a few different fun things in the getting rid of hametz category. The bonus, if […]

New Purim Cake Pops and Chocolate Wrappers

17 Mar

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I am excited about our new edition to our digital wrapper family. The new Purim cake pops and chocolate wrappers are a completely new type of product which complement our digital Purim cupcake wrappers and toppers and digital Purim cupcake wrappers we thought it would be fun to be able to decorate cake pops and […]

What can you do for a Shvat Simcha?

19 Jan

Three tree Bencher Cover Design

Do you have a Shvat Simcha? There are many tie ins to Tu B’Shvat that you can do to make your simcha seasonal. Here are a few ideas to inspire you for a Shvat Simcha: Is your Shvat simcha a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? How about learning how to learn how to make fruit floral […]

Get your Hanukkah Wrappers Now

4 Nov

new hanukkah wrapper package

Its that time of year again. Hanukkah is approaching, which means its time for Hanukkah cupcake wrappers. Are you having a simcha or party? you can order all three Hanukkah digital cupcake wrappers as one downloadable package in the shop. Meaning you can purchase the blue-green, maroon and orange cupcake wrappers in one purchase. This […]

Welcome the new year cupcake wrapper special

16 Aug

Elul is here again. In honor of the high holidays we will be running a small promotion, a new year cupcake wrapper special. The offer We are offering a free digital cupcake wrapper & topper with any order of the Bnei Akiva Birkon. The offer is good for any of the cupcake wrappers in the […]

Kotel Pop Up Card

17 May

Child made Kotel Pop Up Card

My daughter made this Kotel pop up card in her art class this year for Yom Yerushalayim. She agreed to share it here. It is not a compliacated pop up card to make. She is considering putting together a little “kit” for her friends to make one too. If she does, and she lets me, […]

Blue and White Fingerprint Flag

17 Apr

Thumbprint Israeli Flag via Birkat Chaverim

For those of you looking for a very simple Yom Haatzmaut project for the younger set, I bring you the blue and white fingerprint flag. The depicted flag was made by my then three year old. It took two minutes to set up, he enjoyed the activity and was pleased to hang it up afterwards. […]

A Guide to Woman in Gold

12 Apr

A Guide to Woman in Gold, based on the art restitution case of Maria Altmann , the niece of Adele Bloch Bauer, who is in the Klimt painting.

Well not exactly a guide to Woman in Gold. However, Yom Hashoah is around the corner and Woman in Gold is a Holocaust related film. You may or may not know that the film highlights the (actual) restitution case of Klimt paintings owned by the Bloch-Bauer family undertaken by lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg. The “Woman […]