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The ADDED VALUE of Being a Jewish Grandparent

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 1:23pm -- jkidphilly

by Eileen Kupersmith

I love seeing toys that my child played with as a baby in the hands of his child.  It fills my heart to see the yellow sweater that my grandmother knitted for her grandchild, being worn by my grandchild.  My own children think it is strange (and often roll their eyes) when I pull out an item that I have saved for almost 40 years, but I get great pleasure in watching these tangible items passed on. 

Letters To Camp: Meaning And Connection

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 7:34pm -- jkidphilly

by Suzy Goldstein, Ph.D.

Each year, as my three children depart for summer camp, I look forward to them unplugging from electronics and tuning in to the many enriching experiences camp offers. Camp provides children with countless opportunities to make and maintain friendships, explore new activities, and enjoy the outdoors. This year, my youngest son tried out for the camp play and landed the leading role! Having never participated in a play, I was in awe of the confidence he had developed at camp!

For the Love of Challah & Great Friends!

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:37am -- jkidphilly

by Bari Jacobson

I love to bake! I love to share what I bake with others and see their reactions. I love challah; however, my track record for making it wasn’t great. It was actually pretty sad. I saw a posting for the Great Challah Bake sponsored by the Bensalem Outreach Center. I asked Melissa and she said she would love to go, too. She invited Stacey and the three of us went together.

Letter To My Jewish Children

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 7:40am -- jkidphilly

by Stacey Aviva Flint

Editor's Note: In honor of MLK Day this month, we are delighted to share this blog by a passionate leader in Jewish diversity. Your family can join us to do service on MLK Day!

"Therefore we must place as our highest priority educating our children in our ideals, so that what we begin they will continue, until the world changes because we have changed." 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth

Chanukah And Our Kids: Letting Their Light Shine

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:50am -- jkidphilly

by Rabbi Will Keller

I love the scene that unfolds when we light the Chanukah candles, especially with little kiddos around. I find children always have a fascination with this experience, they cannot contain their excitement, dancing and weaving between the legs of our guests and family as they try to get as close as humanly possible to the lighting of the Chanukiyot.  The kids’ excited dances and the glitter of absolute joy in their eyes remind me that our children are in some ways the like the candles themselves.

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