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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OMG! Ok, these Dinosaur menorahs may not be strictly Kosher (because the candles are not in a straight line) but they check both the unique and absolutely fabulous boxes! Here is the kicker, you need to order them TODAY, or if not today, very soon for them to arrive in time for Chanukah. This year, 2015, Hanukkah begins the night of December 6th! According to Lisa Pierce, of thevanillastudio, most of these menorahs will ship in 2-3 weeks but as we get closer to Chanukah, and the word about these dinosaur menorahs starts to get out, our gut is that she may get swamped with orders. Whether you choose a Menorasaurus Rex, Menociraptor, or Triceratops, all of these menorasaurs are Hand-crafted made to order! Constructed from repurposed plastic toys and metal candle cups, these dinosaur menorahs are fully functional and reusable for Chanukah fun far into the future! They are available to order in gold and silver and are generally 10″ – 15″ long and 5″-8′ tall. And yes, we are definitely adding these to our Hanukkah posts.
If your child is truly obsessed with dinosaurs, you might want to check out everything dinosaur on MomMeMatch.com (no you do not have to wear matching dinosaur clothing, but you can!) There are also tons of games and activities for you and your child to engage in together and of course, you can always throw a dinosaur theme party.
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This week has the potential of being a profoundly spiritual week for millions of people across America. Not only did Jews across the world celebrate Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and repentance, a day reflection and meditation, Pope Francis landed in Washington, D.C and immediately began sharing his message of love for all. Today we sincerely hope that the Pope's message will remind us all, no matter our personal religious faith or affiliation, to find the courage to make our lives a blessing, today and everyday. Continue Reading →
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
In secular society, January 1st is the official start of the new year but for Jewish people world wide, Rosh Hashanah marks the new year and new beginnings. For me, Rosh Hashana is one of my very favorite Jewish holidays. It is generally celebrated in September or early October (I can't give you an exact date since the Hebrew lunar calendar is only 354 days verses 365 days in the solar calendar so the days don't line up the same every year. For example, Rosh Hashana 2015 begins on the evening of September 13th whereas next year the holiday starts on the evening of October 2, 2016.) and more or less coincides with the onset of a new school year. Growing up, when we went back to school shopping we also picked up a new Fall outfit for the High Holidays. To this day I buy a school calendar (September – September) rather than the traditional January to January calendar – it is more organic, it is more intuitive. Continue Reading →
As your family gathers around your table – or the table of someone dear – celebrate the start of the Jewish New Year with The Fruit Company's Apples & Honey Gift Box. Packed with the biggest, freshest, unblemished Fuji apples, classically tart Granny Smith apples, juicy Jonagold apples and sweet Blackberry Honey. Finally a perfect gift to welcome the sweet year ahead! Have this apples & honey gift box delivered directly to the dinner hosts on Erev Rosh Hashana. If it is easier, you can also have it delivered to your house and bring it with you along with a honey dish set and a lovely hand written New Year greeting card.
Order this thoughtful Apples & Honey Gift Box today so it will be delivered on time and to avoid the overnight delivery charge You will be able to choose your delivery date upon check-out. Remember this year Erev Rosh Hashana, is on Wednesday September 24, 2014. Yom Kippur Break the Fast is on Saturday October 4, 2014.
As an aside — we have given and received gifts from The Fruit Company on numerous occasions. In all honesty, we think this is possibly the very best fruit company in the country and we have tried a lot of them!