December 6, 2017

Hannukah is around the corner. You must be thinking of gifts! What about books?

Don't groan! We are talking about books that your child can enjoy easily. Remember, a book should always be to challenge and never to frustrate. The book should be at your child's reading le...

October 19, 2017

לכבוד מר בנט,

אני רוצה לשתף אותך בחוויה מדהימה שחוויתי בסוכות. בתי הבכורה נמצאת בשליחות באנטוורפן, בלגיה. ביקרנו אותם במהלך החג והיה מדהים לראות את השליטה של הבלגיים במספר רב של שפות. התושבים מחליפים בקלות בין אנגלית, צרפתית ופלמית. היהודים כמובן יודעים עברית והחסידים ג...

October 18, 2017

Dear Mr. Bennett,

I would like to share with you an amazing experience I had during Succot. My eldest daughter is on שליחות in Antwerp, Belgium. We visited them during Succot and were astounded by everyone's fluency and multilingualism. People switch with ease betw...

April 19, 2017

Dear Gaila,

Before Pesach my son's teacher suggested that we work on his writing skills. Pesach vacation is already halfway over and all my encouragements to get him writing have fallen flatter than a piece of matzah. Please help me out here before my son goes back to s...

April 5, 2017

Dear Gaila,

Pesach is almost here and I would like to get English Jewish literature as afikoman presents for my children. What do you recommend?

A Jewish Mom in Israel

Dear Jewish Mom,

The answer for that really depends on the level of reading and the intensity of Judaism...

December 8, 2015

This week, instead of answering a question, I want to share a Hannukah project a 3rd-6th grade class did. The results were amazing and inspiring!

The students drew hannukiyot and had to think of 9 things that bring light into their lives. Here are the results:

I was blow...

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