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Jonah Magnet Project

21 Sep

Jonah magnet project

I loved making the Jonah magnet project, although we did not quite do it the way I had envisioned it. Maybe another time. Jonah Magnet Project Basically this is a moveable Jonah in a moveable origami boat and a little paper map. The boat has a paperclip attached to the bottom. A stick with a […]

Shoes for Yom Kippur

15 Sep

shoe idea for yom kippur

I thought making slippers or shoes for Yom Kippur would be a fun project to help teach about the things you don’t do on on this holiday. I have several posts of shoe construction on the site which we did for bears and dolls, but which can be adapted for children. Viking style shoes and […]

Birkat Hamazon on Yom Kippur

29 Sep

The title sounds a bit weird, since everyone knows you are supposed to fast on Yom Kippur, but there are people who do not fast on Yom Kippur such as people who are seriously ill or children under the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. I remember going to shul as a young child, there […]

Quick Yom Kippur craft

21 Sep

The symbol of the Jewish month of Tishrei is moznayim, libra, scales (see for instance the symbol from the Beit Alpha synagogue to the left.) This symbolizes the judging that occurs on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. As a kid I can remember making a scale where we would put mitzvot (commandments/good deeds) on one […]

Responding to searches

1 Feb

I have been noticing many hits to our site for the terms “Yonah” and “Ateret Zekeinim.” Although the searchers are not specifically searching for my Yonah or Ateret Zekeinim, I thought i would highlight what these searches are seeing. Yonah/Jonah is, of course, referring to the story of Jonah and the Big Fish. I always […]