Child made Kotel Pop Up Card

Kotel Pop-Up Card for Yom Yerushalayim

My daughter made this Kotel pop-up card in her art class this year for Yom Yerushalayim. She agreed to share it here. In the scheme of pop-up cards, it is not all that complicated a pop-up card to make. This is basically a tab style pop-up card. You can see how to make these types of pop up cards in this WikiHow post. A Little Kit? She is considering ...

Bookswap Update and Survey

Post Shiputzim Book Swap Update

The community book swap has been closed for the past month or so due to shiputzim/repair work in the stairwell which is its usual home. The Vaad Bayit has informed us that in order for the book swap to return to its location, it must have nicer bookshelves. Do you want this free community service to continue? We need your help to pay for new shelves. ...

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Yoram king of Israel and the famine

I have had very little to say in the past few weeks. Just so sad about all four boys who were killed. King Yoram Piece I don't know why, but I was reminded of this piece that I made quite a number of years ago when I was also feeling sad about events in the news. It is a depiction of a terrible story in Melachim Bet (Kings 2) when there was a famine a ...


Blue and White Cornettos

I teach Judaism and Israel-related subjects online. I have been involved in the Irena Sendler project for the past year and teach about it in my online Hebrew school classes.

Sendler was a non-Jewish Polish woman who saved 2500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. One of the most amazing aspects of her story is the fact that her activities were almost forgotten, and would never have been publicized if not for a group of (non-Jewish) Kansas schoolgirls who heard a rumor about her activities and, as part of a school project, investigated. Their research led to a renewed interest in Sendler’s story and wide recognition including a website, a book and a performance.

I’d love to write a guest blogpost about the Irena Sendler project for Birkat Chaverim.