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Resources for Parents


Books on Jewish Parenting*

*All available in Or Ami’s library.

Books for Kids

Hebrew at Home – Review Hebrew with Your Kids at Home

Jewish Music

Jewish Recipes

  • Challah
  • Majestic and Moist Honey Cake
  • Sunken Apple and Honey Cake
  • Potato pancakes
  • Potato pancakes
  • Potato pancakes
  • Hanukkah cookies
  • Hamentaschen

    Become an Active Partner in Your Child’s Education

    Your kids will get the most out of their Religious School experience if their Jewish learning is supported at home. Here are some ways to bring Judaism into your home:

    1. Make Shabbat a regular part of your week and Jewish holidays a regular part of your year.  Have dinner together on Friday nights.  Light the Shabbat candles.  Say the kiddush over the wine and the motzi over the challah.  Come to Temple to pray.  (Many of the blessings and tunes can be found on Rabbi Ahuva’s Prayer-e-oke channel on YouTube.)
    2. Hold a family Havdalah service on Saturday night.
    3. Make challah or other delicious foods with your kids. (See section above for a recipe.)
    4. Fill your home with Jewish books, music, and artwork and your phone with Jewish apps.
    5. Put a mezuzah on the doorposts of your home (front door & bedrooms, but not bathrooms).
    6. Talk positively about Jewish education. Let your kids know how important it is to you that they learn about our traditions.
    7. Continue your own Jewish education by reading Jewish content online, subscribing to Jewish YouTube channels and podcasts, or taking Jewish classes for adults.
    8. Do an ongoing family mitzvah (good deed).  Feed the hungry. Visit the home-bound. Collect school supplies for children in need. There are so many cool things you can do as part of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”).
    9. Come to services (show your kids that Jewish life is important for adults, too, and not just something kids have to do).
    10. Be a Jewish role model by getting more involved with the Religious School or other programs at the synagogue.