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Eyes Wide Open!

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

This year for Pesach, I have been very inspired by my friend Billy Jonas‘s song, “Eyes Wide Open.” I figure, how are we going to journey from our “narrow place”* (our Mitzrayim, hebrew for Egypt) to a life filled with open opportunity, abundance, flexibility and expanse without our eyes wide open?
Billy sings:
You got no idea where to go [...]

How Do You Wake Up?

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

This year for Pesach, what will YOU do to wake up and open your eyes to the miracles in your life? 
     When the people of Israel crossed through the Red Sea, they witnessed a great miracle. Some say it was the greatest miracle that ever happened. On that day they saw a sight more [...]

An Interactive Script to Re-tell the Story of Passover

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

DOWNLOAD PDF of Script:  ShirLaLa Passover Story Script
An Interactive Passover Story Script
by Shira Kline
 Notes for the Narrator:

This is a completely interactive experiential re-telling of the Pesach story for an early childhood audience and their parents.
When you see a word all in caps, this is a word you wait for the audience to say with you.  They [...]

Passover – Crafted for Curious Minds

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Every year we come together to tell the story, to taste our salty and bitter history, to crunch on matzah and to uplift with the season cycle of spring.
How do we keep it interesting?  How can the seder itself not only be a ritual of the senses but also an annual pilgrimage of discovery?
For the last two [...]

Growing Up Green with ShirLaLa

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Click on the screen below to start growing up green with ShirLaLa


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 [...]

Resources on the Environment and for Tu B’Shvat

Friday, January 1st, 2016

 www.Rockinoutgreen.com  has several resource pages for both children and adults!
Check out COEJL’s page on Tu B’Shvat packed with learning about the environment and it’s connection to Judaism. You’ll also find a beautiful Tu B’Shvat Seder here.

Read Tu B’Shvat articles at the Shalom Center by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a master teacher, author, and [...]

Learn the Chanukah Blessings

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Learn the Chanukah blessings with Shira.Chanuka Brachot, track 17 from Shira’s Chanukah album.
Click here to listen to the Brachot.

Place your candles in your Menorah from Right to Left. Hold up your shamash high in the air!
1. Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olamAsher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanuL’hadlik ner shel Chanukah.
Blessed [...]

“Shake Your Grogger” by Michelle Citrin

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A Purim Party for All!!!
Download the song HERE


Purim Resources for Parodies, Fun, and Games

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Your one stop source for learning new Jewish music, Hava Nashira is a highly acclaimed music conference which I’ve been attending since I was a wee pip! This sight includes all of our participants’ mp3 song samples, resource lists of songbooks, recordings, and so much more. Visit this page for a supply [...]