Jewish Family Fun Book: Holiday Projects, Everyday Activities, and Travel Ideas with Jewish Themes

Jewish Family Fun Book: Holiday Projects, Everyday Activities, and Travel Ideas with Jewish Themes

by Danielle Dardashti, Roni Sarig, Avi Katz
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

A rich, informative resource—an ideal introduction for those who wish to learn and enjoy the customs and traditions of the Jewish holidays and the Jewish people."
Debbie Friedman, singer and songwriter

"A wonderful collection of creative ideas and resources for bringing fun into Jewish family living.”
Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of Shabbat: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath

“What a wonderful resource to bring Jewish learning into the home—a great way to teach children to say Torah and to be Torah.”
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of Cain & Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace; In God's Name and other books

“Sweet and joyful.... A well-researched treasure trove of ideas for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and informal educators. It will become the most dog-eared book on your Jewish bookshelf!”
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author of The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Memory Book and Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

“Lighthearted, accessible ... loaded with creative ways for parents to keep their children Jewishly engaged—and having fun! Chock-full of hands-on craft and cooking activities to do with their pre-school and school-age kids.”
Debra Nussbaum Cohen, journalist and author of Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant—New and Traditional Ceremonies

“Who knew being Jewish could be so much fun? This is the ultimate survival guide for any Jewish parent or child.”
Craig Taubman, Craig ’n Company

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580233330
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,015,337
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet 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).

Danielle 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.

Roni 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).

Danielle 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.

Roni 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.

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