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High Holidays 5782

Activities to do at home with your family (before and during High Holidays)

Reflection activities for setting goals: (little ones) (middle grades) (older kids)

Resources from Gateways, including “Going to services on the computer,” many customizable stories, and printable activities.

Resources for Tashlich: (creative activities for young children) PDFDo it Yourself Tashlich.pdf · version 1 (more traditional tashlich ideas for older kids and adults)


On the Internet

Weekly resources generated by Beit Midrash staff and families

Stories We Tell podcast: weekly Jewish stories for families. Some favorite episodes include: I Made You, Chiribim and Chiribam, The Seed, Just Ask, The Very Best Shabbat Challah, Miriam the Wise, Lift Up Your Eyes, Turn Your Shoes Around (Paradise), Made to Hug, What Is Permanent, and What Did You Leave on the Table?.

Rabbi Phil's Jewish Music Playlist: Check out this Spotify playlist with lots of the songs we sing in Beit Midrash each week!

Non-binary Hebrew Project: this is an amazing resource how to speak non-binary Hebrew. The website writes, "We are in a holy time of rapidly shifting awareness," and this website offers tools for moving forward as more inclusive Jewish communities. 

BimBam: Get ready to be very distracted! BimBam is filled with Jewish videos for the whole family, using three main categories: Kids Videos, Judaism 101, and Torah & Texts. Here's one I like about Jewish law, if you, too, sometimes get confused about how it all fits together. And here is a an episode for kids about welcoming guests!

Modern Ritual: A really awesome instagram about "fresh, beautiful Jewish living"-- it's great resources and conversations about living Jewishly & meaningfully every day. Scroll through, even if you're not on instagram. 

Jewish Book Council Book Search: Find Jewish books for all ages! Use the drop-down menus to search for things like "middle grades," "interfaith," "comics & graphic novels," and much more. Happy reading!

Tablet Magazine's Best Jewish Childrens Books of 2019: And then enjoy exploring the other articles on the site. 

Havdalah Karaoke video from Moishe House: Enjoy Havdalah but not confident about leading it at home? Follow along with this helpful video! It prompts you with what to say, what to do, and backs you up with beautiful music. You got this!

One Happy Camper: This is the website of the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Click the "find a camp" tab to search a database of 192 Jewish summer camps/trip opportunities for kids and teens. The search fields are amazing and let you search for whatever you're looking for! Note: if it's not working on your computer, try using a different browser.

Hebrew Pronunciation Guide: PJ library created this handy Hebrew pronunciation guide for many Jewish concepts-- including the values we've been studying. Listen to any you're not so sure about to build your confidence in using these phrases at home. 

Judaism Unbound podcast: smart discussions about contemporarily-relevant Jewish ideas!

5780: The Year of Environmental Teshuva Hazon, "The Jewish Lab for Sustainability," has dedicated this year to environmental Teshuva. Check out their resources on sustainability and it's connection to Torah. From there, click around to learn more about what Hazon does.

Keshet - is the organization for LGBTQ Equality in Jewish Life. They provide amazing support and guidance for creating inclusive Jewish communities. Here's what they have for Family & Parenting resources. And here's a great article on Gender Neutral B-Mitzvahs

18 Doors Parenting page- You might have known this website as "InterFaithFamily" before their recent re-branding. This organization "empowers people in interfaith relationships— individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them." 

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