The essential guide to Jewish family life and fun activities at home and on the road—updated and expanded!
This celebration of Jewish family life is the perfect guide for families wanting to put a new Jewish spin on holidays, holy days, and even the everyday. Full of activities, games, and history, it is sure to inspire parents, children, and extended family to connect with Judaism in fun, creative ways.
With over eighty-five easy-to-do activities to re-invigorate age-old Jewish customs and make them fun for the whole family, this book is more than just kids’ stuff. It’s about taking the Jewish family experience to a new educational and entertaining level.
This new editon—updated and expanded—details activities for fun at home and away from home, including recipes, meaningful everyday and holiday crafts, travel guides, enriching entertainment…and much, much more!
Clearly illustrated and full of easy-to-follow instructions, this lively guide shows us how to take an active approach to exploring Jewish tradition and have fun along the way.
Topics include: The “Shake-Rattle-and-Roll” Grogger Tooting Your Own Shofar The Family Fun Seder “Kid-ish” Kiddush Cup Lip-Licking Latkes Sukkah-Building Basics How to Grow a Family Tree Visiting Jewish Historical Sites, Family Camps, and Festivals The Best (and Funnest) in Music, Books, and Websites for Jewish Families …and much, much more
“Brims with upbeat ideas … a wealth of year-round activities. Includes explanations that provide a great refresher course for parents who want to be prepared for their kids’ questions.”
“A rich, informative resource—an ideal introduction for those who wish to learn and enjoy the customs and traditions of the Jewish holidays and the Jewish people.”
—Debbie Friedman, singer and songwriter
“A wonderful collection of creative ideas and resources for bringing fun into Jewish family living.”
—Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of Shabbat: The Family Guide to
Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath
“What a wonderful resource to bring Jewish learning into the home—a great way to teach children to say Torah and to be Torah.”
—Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of Cain & Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace; In God’s Name; and other books
“Sweet and joyful.... A well-researched treasure trove of ideas for parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and informal educators. It will become the most dog-eared book on your Jewish bookshelf!”
—Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author of The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Memory Book and Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah
“Excellent…. A worthwhile purchase for Jewish families, a priority addition to libraries, and a useful tool for family educators.”
—Jewish Book World
“Lighthearted, accessible ... loaded with creative ways for parents to keep their children Jewishly engaged—and having fun! Chock-full of hands-on craft and cooking activities to do with their pre-school and school-age kids.”
—Debra Nussbaum Cohen, journalist and author of Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant—New and Traditional Ceremonies
“[Will] help children understand and enjoy the Jewish holidays and Sabbath.... Helpful and informative.”
“Who knew being Jewish could be so much fun? This is the ultimate survival guide for any Jewish parent or child.”
—Craig Taubman, Craig ’n Company