Jewish Education Blog

April 9, 2018

While reading Francine Klagsbrun’s new Golda Meir biography, I was struck by how, since Israel’s inception, the Jewish people have been in heated debate about what should be the nature and character of our Jewish State. People do and have argued passionately about Isra...

February 26, 2018

Teaching opportunities are all around us. Seize the moment and take that minute or two for instruction or review. There are many ways to stimulate a child’s thinking, have them question things, or to enhance their learning.

Like many families, taking their youngsters to...

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...

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 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 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...

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