8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide to the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

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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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Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

Apples and Honey Gifts for the Jewish High Holidays

Wishing all a Good and Sweet New Year! >> Apples and Honey Gifts

Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

For the last 25 years we have been tasked with finding a gift for our Rosh Hashana dinner hosts. And every year we end up running out at the last minute to buy an ok gift but nothing particularly thoughtful or special. This year we have vowed to order a gift from GiftTree, tonight, so it will arrive by Erev Rosh Hashana (Wednesday September 20th, 2017). These three very special gifts work equally well as host{less} gifts for Yom Kippur Break the Fast as they do for Rosh Hashana dinner. And although GiftTree has a huge selection of gifts from which to choose, we decided to narrow our choice to apples and honey gifts.

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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 →