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December 11, 2017

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” - you can try to read that without singing it but it’s hard.  Yes...Chanukah season is upon us and it is finally getting cold enough to feel like it.  Time to start grating your potatoes, find your Chanukiyah (Chanukah menora...

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday. But did you know that it has Jewish roots? The Pilgrims were religious people.When they wanted to celebrate their first harvest, they looked to the Bible for inspiration. They found the Jewish harvest festival of Suk...

October 18, 2017

For students of all backgrounds and ages, the Holocaust is understandably a difficult subject to study and make sense of. Even the most renowned academics are beside themselves when faced with the question of “why” the Holocaust happened. One of the roles of the Nathan...

October 2, 2017

The fall holidays are over right?

Wrong.

We’ve just gotten started.

Now that the heavy lifting of teshuva (repentance) is done and we have all been forgiven, we can celebrate with a clean slate.

Enter Sukkot the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar. Sukkot is the onl...

September 25, 2017

Photo Credit: Congregation Beth Israel Tamid School of Jewish Studies

Some Jewish holidays lend themselves to celebrating with children: lighting candles and playing dreidel on Chanukah, sitting in the Sukkah and eating delicious treats, dressing in costume on Purim. Ot...

September 18, 2017

The holiday is almost here! (This year Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday night, September 20 at sundown). Here are answers to 5 common questions your child (or friends) might ask you about Rosh Hashanah.

Question: Why don’t Jews celebrate New Year’s on January 1 like every...

September 13, 2017

The holidays are almost here. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to celebrate as a family. Help is here. Below are six ways to make Rosh Hashanah more meaningful.

  1. Surround yourself with music for the holidays. There are so many wonderful Rosh Hashanah songs on...

July 20, 2017

Today, my three children attend a bilingual Hebrew/English, Jewish day school in a suburb of Atlanta.

When we considered grade school options for our children five years ago, all the buzz was around bilingual immersion education. The day school we chose is a bilingual...

July 17, 2017

What are your earliest memories? They are probably related to home and family. Many times these early memories are connected with a strong emotion, whether positive or negative. What do we want our children’s earliest memories to be?

One of my earliest memories is of my...

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