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Birthday's are a big deal for kids. As adults, somehow only the "milestones" get a lot of attention.

What about when places have birthday's?

I have vivid memories of the Bicentennial in the US. That year everything was bedecked in red, white, and blue.

I also have strong...

March 26, 2018

Pelz Hebrew School

Listening to the students at the Pelz Hebrew School, this week, sing the Mah Nishtanah (Four Questions), I notice the rich and diverse group of children whose families have come from all backgrounds, levels of observance and countries.

This allowed me...

December 18, 2017

 Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah is a great time for family projects. These three projects are easy, fun and can probably be done with materials you’ll find around your house. They were developed by art teacher Jacqueline Cabessa Redlich of Bader Hillel Academy in Fox Point....

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...

November 6, 2017

In September and October, GoJewish published five straight posts about celebrating the Jewish holidays. We are now in the Jewish month of Cheshvan, which has no holidays. Does that mean we take a break from “doing Jewish” until Chanukah?

No! Shabbat comes 52 times a yea...

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 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...

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