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Travis The Tree – A Tu B’Shvat Story

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Travis the Tree
By Rabbi Molly G. Kane
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“Travis the Tree,” as he was known around Prospect Park, knew the holiday of Tu B’Shevat was coming up, but he didn’t quite know what to expect. He heard some rumors that it was a holiday all about his people…the Trees. He knew there would be [...]

Create Your Own Tu B’Shvat Seder

Friday, January 1st, 2016

If you’ve never participated in a seder for Tu B’Shvat, you’re missing out! I want to give you the tools to host your own this year. Modeled after the Passover seder, it can be a very beautiful experience full of delicious fruits and nuts, great discussion, music, and a chance to explore your spiritual connections [...]

Little People Can Make a Big Difference – a Tu B’Shvat Top Ten

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Little People Can Make a Big Difference!!
(click on the picture or link above to open this PDF)
The earth gives us many gifts, fresh air, spectacular colors, yummy tastes, and natural wonders, and it’s important that we appreciate these gifts by growing up green. There are lots of ways to grow up green.  Simply understanding where [...]

Tu b’Shvat Hebrew Coloring Page – Tu b’Shvat

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Make your wishes and keep an eye out for 2 trees embracing on this special holiday!

Tu b’Shvat Hebrew Coloring Page – Eitz

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Color in the trees. Now, go find a tree and give it a hug!

Tu b’Shvat Hebrew Coloring Page – Tu b’Shvat Seder

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Enjoy your Tu b’Shvat Seder!

Tu b’Shvat Hebrew Coloring Page – Shivat haMinim 7 special foods

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Check out these seven special foods found in Israel. How many have you tried this year?

Tu B’Shvat Birthday Cake

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Make a Tu B’Shvat Tree Birthday Cake!
Using your favorite cake or cookie dough recipe, spread the batter onto a 11 X 14 cookie sheet (one without sides so that the cookie can be slipped off onto a board).
After baking, while the dough is still slightly warm…
Cut the basic shape of a tree out of the [...]

This Little Light of Mine: 8 Art Projects Exploring Light and Dark for Chanukah

Friday, November 20th, 2015

In preparation for Chanukah, my students and I explore light and dark.  Below, some art projects based on these themes.
Teacher Preparation:
Vocabulary words:
“Or” light
“Choshech” dark
“Ner” Candle
“Nerot” Candles
“Ner Tamid” eternal flame/light
“Shamash” – helper
 
In the story of Chanukah, the Macabbees dedicate the Temple by lighting the Ner Tamid, a light that stays lit always.  That means it’s still lit today. [...]

Chanukah Activites – Shamash Coloring Page

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Use your Shamash to light the other candles!