Everything Passover Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Everything Passover Planning Ideas Supplies

Everything Passover Planning Ideas Supplies >> Passover Card

Everything Passover Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Passover 2016 begins at sunset on Friday April 22nd. Whether you are hosting a small intimate seder or organizing a community-wide seder, there is still time to order your Passover supplies and all the little extras that will make your Pesach celebration even more memorable than usual.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post >> The latest Adele/Beiber Passover Mashup is a must watch!  #toofunny

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Celebrate Purim! Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Celebrate Purim with Purim Candy Torahs

Celebrate Purim! 

Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Sunset March 11 – Sunset March 12, 2017

The holiday of Purim celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over the evil Haman. On the day preceding Purim there is a fast called “The Fast Of Esther”. On Purim itself, the Megillah (Book Of Esther) is read twice, once at night and once during the day. Purim is celebrated by giving charity, sending Shalach Manot (gifts of prepared food) and holding a festive meal.

Loving this oldie but goodie via 2011! The Maccabeats – Purim Song (Thank you Kosher on a Budget for sparking this memory!)

Purim – An overview

The holiday of Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (February-March), commemorates the foiling of a plot by a Persian minister (Haman) to kill all the Jews in Persia. Purim is observed by Jews around the world. Characterized by feasting and merriment, Purim is typically celebrated in the company of family and friends in a synagogue. Continue Reading →

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide to the 8 Nights of Hanukkah, hanukkah gift giving

Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide >> Printable Deidel Art | More Printable Chanukah Art

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

My children still tease me about some of our Chanukah traditions. I must admit, with eight days of Hanukkah gift giving and a limited budget, I often found myself pushing the boundaries of creativity. I often used the holiday to buy them “gifts” that satisfied “needs” rather than “wants” and always designated at least one day to reinforce the importance of Judaism and the Jewish traditions of performing mitzvot and giving tzedakah.

FYI >> We always switched up the order of the nights so the kids never knew which night would be the dreaded (often embarrassing) personal hygiene night

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Our Favorite Jewish New Year Gifts

Our Favorite Jewish New Year Gifts

Today, as we are running around at the last minute searching for a Rosh Hashana dinner host{ess} gift, we realize we should have planned ahead.  Yep, we messed up and ended up buying a boring box of chocolates rather than bringing something truly memorable. So we went back to our earlier Rosh Hashanah post and reminded ourselves just how much we love both of these Nambe Honey Pots and Dippers. They are perfect for Rosh Hashana dinner and equally perfect as a host{ess} gift for Break the Fast. Continue Reading →

Best Rosh Hashana Kosher Wines & Host{ess} Gifts>> Now On SALE!

Chocolate and kosher Wine Gift

Best Rosh Hashana Kosher Wines & Host{ess} Gifts >> Kosher Chocolate and Wine

Best Rosh Hashana Kosher Wines & Host{ess} Gifts

This year Rosh Hashana begins the evening of Sunday October 2. 2016 and runs through Tuesday October 4, 2016.  Every year we go to Erna & Andrew's home for a beautiful New Year celebration dinner and every year we struggle with what to bring as a host{ess} gift.  This year, for Monday night's dinner, we will most likely bring this beautifully packaged gift of kosher truffles and bottle of Tabor Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue Reading →

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

Email Beautiful Jewish New Year Cards – FREE!

For years I have been sending out wishes of sweet blessings filled with abundant joy and peace to friends and family as we prepare to celebrate another religious holiday, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But in all truthfulness, for the last few years, I have gotten lazy. Rather than planning ahead and keeping an eye out for the perfect L'Shanah Tovah greeting card months in advance as I did in my youth, I have waited until the last minute and ended up sending blah picture-less emails with a line or two of text.  If I was feeling particularly industrious and creative, I colored the text blue.

This year I found an amazing company, PurpleTrail.com that not only has lovely selection of elegant Jewish New Years  cards, they encourage their visitors to personalize their cards by adding photos, moving and changing text, and even adding embellishments and background images.   And best of all, Purple Trail  offers the choice of mailing your cards, printing your cards at home, or emailing them!  And now for the clincher — you can send online invitations or eCards for FREE to up to 50 email recipients!  If you want to send your card to more than 50 email addresses or would like to add music to your card, simply join one of Purple Trail's membership clubs — all very, very reasonably priced.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year – L' Shanah Tovah

Party Hearty!