Dear jkidphilly families,

I hope you’ve been having a very happy Chanukah, full of lights, latkes, and love! Did you get to check out our very fun jkidphilly latke video? We had lots of fun making it–and would love to hear about your favorite latkes!

One of my favorite bits of Chanukah news this week came from astronaut Jessica Meir–whose awesome Chanukah socks spread the holiday spirit all of the way from outer space. That’s a fun bit of news to share with your jkids!

With the secular New Year upon us, it’s a time of renewal. We are fortunate to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in the fall and to recognize January 1st as another new beginning. For me, New Years Day is a time to reflect on the intentions that I made during the High Holiday season and to see whether I’m on track.

The Shabbat that falls during Chanukah is full of such beautiful light. We have lots of Shabbat resources to help your family experience Shabbat at home–and we’re always here if you’d like to talk about more ideas for your family!

Shabbat Shalom from Gabby and the jkidphilly team!