Rosh Hashanah is less than a week away. With many meals and simanim to prepare, two things run high - food costs and time spent preparing. We are trying to get ahead by cooking and freezing dishes, but that is just one part. To help myself and my readers, I have compiled some of our... Continue Reading →
Tips for the Fall Jewish holidays
I have neglected blogging the past few months with school and Hebrew School starting, as well as the busyness of the Fall Jewish holidays. However, I wanted to share a few tips that have saved us money or simplified our holidays this holiday season.' Hanging Sukkah decorations: Last year, I came up with a tip... Continue Reading →
10 tips for making your holiday planning easier!
With another three-day Yom Tov (Jewish holiday) coming this week, we have a lot to do. It always feels like we just finished cooking and yet it is time to start all over! Last week we weren't so organized and my husband still managed to create delicious food for the several meals we were at home.... Continue Reading →
L’Shanah Tova! (Happy Jewish New Year)
Tonight the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins. There are many special customs for this particular holiday. We eat special foods, send holiday cards, blow the shofar (a Ram's horn), and more. Years ago, I came up with a Kids' Mitzvah Checklist to keep my kids engaged in the holiday and its... Continue Reading →
Kids’ Rosh Hashanah Mitzvah Checklist
Have you used my Kids' Mitzvah Checklist for Rosh Hashanah? My kids loved it and it was cute to see them get even more excited about doing each thing because they would also earn a sticker. (In some cases they earned more than one like for hearing shofar, davening, and setting the table.) I told them... Continue Reading →
Thank you and Happy Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)!
Thank you so much for those of you who read my posts and/or subscribe to my blog! I appreciate all of your comments and feedback and hope my blog is helpful to you! I apologize for the lack of posts these last few weeks as I am now taking a graduate education class, in addition... Continue Reading →
Time to get ready for the 2012 High Holidays!
Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is just 17 days away and I am realizing it is time to start our preparations. As I have mentioned before in my posts on getting ready for Pesach (Passover), I have a checklist to help me get ready for each holiday. It really helps me not forget anything that... Continue Reading →