Mar 29, 2013

Headed to Summer Camp?

Did you know that research has shown that attendance at Jewish summer camps is a positive predictor of Jewish identity as kids grow up? Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? What did you love about it?

In No Baths at Camp, when Max’s mom tries to convince him to take a bath, Max continually counters his mother’s demands by explaining to her that there were “no baths at camp!”

Max loved all of the activities he did during his week at camp. He especially loved not taking baths. Max tells his mom about his exciting and messy week of canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, and painting, realizing the many fun ways he got clean at camp.

What activities do you remember from camp? What activities delight your young campers?

Mar 20, 2013

Kar-Ben's Top 3 Ways to Liven Up Your Seder

#3 Add some drama...literally with Let My People Go!

The Passover story is enlivened in this creative rendition of the Ten Plagues. Everyone can take part as Moses implores Pharoah to "Let My People Go!" This light-hearted rhyming tale can be read alone or with a cast of characters as a "Reader's Theater." The different speaking parts are color coded and the chorus invites some raucous yelling--perfect for adding energy to your seder!
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#2 Do the Mambo--The Afikomen Mambo
Popular children's songster and author of Boker Tov!, Rabbi Joe Black returns with a catchy rhyme to enliven the afikomen hunt at your seder. This title includes lively pictures and a sing-along CD. Start a new family tradition!

#3 Invite Some New Friends
Sammy Spider makes Passover more special!
The charming plush Sammy toy makes a perfect Afikomen gift, as does Sammy Spider's Passover Fun Book!