The Jewish Family Fun Book (2nd Edition): Holiday Projects, Everyday Activities, and Travel Ideas with Jewish Themes

The Jewish Family Fun Book (2nd Edition): Holiday Projects, Everyday Activities, and Travel Ideas with Jewish Themes

by Danielle Dardashti, Roni Sarig, Avi Katz

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Overview

The essential guide to Jewish family life and fun activities at home and on the road—updated and expanded!

This celebration of Jewish family life is the perfect guide for families wanting to put a new Jewish spin on holidays, holy days, and even the everyday. Full of activities, games, and history, it is sure to inspire parents, children, and extended family to connect with Judaism in fun, creative ways.

With over eighty-five easy-to-do activities to re-invigorate age-old Jewish customs and make them fun for the whole family, this book is more than just kids’ stuff. It’s about taking the Jewish family experience to a new educational and entertaining level.

This new editon—updated and expanded—details activities for fun at home and away from home, including recipes, meaningful everyday and holiday crafts, travel guides, enriching entertainment…and much, much more!

Clearly illustrated and full of easy-to-follow instructions, this lively guide shows us how to take an active approach to exploring Jewish tradition and have fun along the way.

Topics include:The “Shake-Rattle-and-Roll” Grogger • Tooting Your Own Shofar • The Family Fun Seder • “Kid-ish” Kiddush Cup • Lip-Licking Latkes • Sukkah-Building Basics • How to Grow a Family Tree • Visiting Jewish Historical Sites, Family Camps, and Festivals • The Best (and Funnest) in Music, Books, and Websites for Jewish Families • …and much, much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580237819
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Danielle Dardashti and Roni Sarig are married and the parents of two children, Uri and Raquel. They are the authors of The Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities: Simple and Seasonal Projects for Teachers and Students (Jewish Lights). Dardashti is vice president of Connect with Kids Network, Inc., an educational media company. She has produced Emmy Award-winning television documentaries on children's issues, has worked as a television reporter, and has written a parenting column for several Jewish newspapers. Sarig is an award-winning journalist and the author of five books, including Third Coast (Da Capo), The Secret History of Rock (Billboard) and The Everything Bicycle Book (Adams). He has contributed to publications including Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and currently teaches English and journalism in New Rochelle, New York.


Danielle Dardashti and Roni Sarig are married and the parents of two children, Uri and Raquel. They are the authors of The Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities: Simple and Seasonal Projects for Teachers and Students (Jewish Lights). Dardashti is vice president of Connect with Kids Network, Inc., an educational media company. She has produced Emmy Award-winning television documentaries on children's issues, has worked as a television reporter, and has written a parenting column for several Jewish newspapers. Sarig is an award-winning journalist and the author of five books, including Third Coast (Da Capo), The Secret History of Rock (Billboard) and The Everything Bicycle Book (Adams). He has contributed to publications including Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and currently teaches English and journalism in New Rochelle, New York.


Avi Katz is the illustrator of numerous children's books published in the United States and the Middle East, including the award-winning King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Princess Alopecia, and My Travels with Alex. His work appears regularly in the Jerusalem Report. Katz's art is exhibited in Europe, Israel, and the United States. He lives in Israel. is the illustrator of numerous children's books published in the United States and the Middle East, including the award-winning King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Princess Alopecia, and My Travels with Alex. His work appears regularly in the Jerusalem Report. Katz's art is exhibited in Europe, Israel, and the United States. He lives in Israel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Holiday Fun
Shabbat
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
Sukkot
Simchat Torah
Hanukkah
Tu B'Shvat
Purim
Passover
Yom Ha’Atzmaut (with Yom Ha’Shoah and Yom Ha’Zikaron)
Lag B’Omer
Shavuot
Tu B’Av
Celebrating Secular Holidays in a Jewish Way

Fun at Home
Volunteerism: Mitzvot & Tzedakah
Arts & Crafts—and Fun Things to Eat
Sports, Games & Outdoor Fun
Jewish Music & Dance
Books & Stories for Jewish Families
Films & Videos for Jewish Families
Internet & Software for Jewish Families

Fun on the Road
Jewish Museums for the Family
Jewish Historical Sites
Jewish Family Camps, Getaways & Festivals
A Guide to the Funnest Kosher Restaurants in the U.S.

Afterword
Appendix of Prayers
Appendix of Stencils
Index

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