Jewish Education Blog

February 5, 2018

Photo credit Mequon Jewish Preschool.

From the moment we are born our sense of self starts the journey of establishing itself, and the same process happens for any system, and educational systems in particular. From the first day, its identity that until then was just...

January 24, 2018

As the Outreach Coordinator for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation I have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people in our community that are looking to become involved in Jewish life in a new way. Whether I am grabbing coffee with newcomers to the city throug...

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 27, 2017

(Left to Right): Cheryl Moser, Abigail Pogrebin, Elana Karan, and WP President Eileen Graves at the Women’s Philanthropy annual meeting on May 17, 2017.

Some of my fondest memories are of celebrating Jewish holidays with my family – both growing up and now with a family...

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 9, 2017

Photo credit Mequon Jewish Preschool

Remember that book, the one you (or your child) wanted to hear again and again and again until everyone in the family knew it by heart? Hearing the story was a moment of joy each time. Sound familiar?

That’s the holiday of Simchat Tor...

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 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...

September 5, 2017

 Photo from Mequon Jewish Preschool.

Did you go to preschool? I didn’t go to a Jewish preschool, but I remember watching a demolition crew tear down my preschool to make room for something else. I felt like someone punched me in the gut. All the memories in that buildin...

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