Picture Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. The story of Passover tells us that when the Jews left Egypt they left in such a hurry they didn’t have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they ate unleavened bread called matzah. The... Continue Reading →

Books and Activities for Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is a Jewish festival that celebrates trees and the start of spring. During this festival we appreciate trees and the environment through planting new trees and eating fruits that grow on them. And of course, we have some books to share that are perfect for this festival. It's Tu B'Shevat by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, illustrated... Continue Reading →

Books and activities for Sukkot

Sukkot is a Jewish harvest festival that begins just after the start of the new Jewish year. In preparation for Sukkot Jews build a sukkah (a temporary hut) which we decorate, eat in and sometimes sleep in for the whole week of Sukkot. As with all our festivals we have some great picture books to... Continue Reading →

Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover (or Pesach) falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. Families spend lots of time preparing for it and getting their homes ready. One way we've been preparing is by reading books of course! Here are some of our favourites: Is It Passover... Continue Reading →

Books and activities for Purim

Purim is one of our favourite Jewish festivals, here's why: You get to wear fancy dress. People give you lots of sweet treats. You are TOLD to make as much noise as you can! (An additional reason about why this festival is great for grown ups too is that you are pretty much commanded to... Continue Reading →

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