Category Archives : Yom Tov / Chag


Hanuka resources

Hanuka (Hanukkah / Chanukkah) is only a few days away! In 2014, it begins the night of Dec 16th. Are you ready? Here’s a Hanuka checklist with things you’ll need. Each of the major Jewish websites has its own big Hanuka page with their own links. My favorite is Chabad‘s, because it has quite literally […]


Early prep for Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana is just a little more than two weeks away – already! Here is what I’ve done or am planning to do so far this week: order seats for shul pay shul dues (ours have always been due about now for the different shuls we’ve belonged to in our travels) order lulav and etrog […]


Rosh Hashana Menu planning 2014

There is just a little over two weeks until Rosh Hashana. It’s coming quickly! Are you looking for some good recipe ideas? Me, too.  Here are some that I’ve found, focusing especially on the simanim we traditionally serve (Check out this article on simanim): Here’s a spiced carrot salad recipe that is best made ahead of time – perfect for […]


Tisha B’Av resources (Adults and kids) 1

Today is Tisha B’Av, and there are some great resources out there. Here are some links (I couldn’t check all of these out, so please screen them first, but they came from different groups I belong to): Tisha B’Av “camp” for kids: Videos and interactive elements , specifically for kids 3-7 but for anyone who […]