Children
Leah

Will Santa Claus Be Coming to Town?

The other night, Sophie asked me the question. … The question I managed to avoid for the past five years. “Mommy, is Santa Claus coming

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Books/Reading
Leah

Introducing … Mormon Girl

There is quite a bit of talk in the United States and in media these days about Mormonism. But regardless of where you swing on

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History
Leah

Observing Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 million It’s hard for most of us to comprehend how big that number is and how many it represents. For most Jews, however, the

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Children
Leah

Doesn’t God Listen to Little Children?

Sophie always has her share of curious questions. And being in a Jewish preschool, she has really taken on a new understanding of Judaism and

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Arts and Crafts
Leah

Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Come MAKE a Menorah

Hanukkah, Hanukkah, come light the menorah … or in this case, make one! Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights – begins tonight at sundown. Sophie

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Family
Leah

Writing a Torah One Letter at a Time

This past weekend, Sophie, Bryan and I had a rare and humbling experience. Our Jewish congregation — in honor of its 150th anniversary — is

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Food
Leah

L’Shana Tova

May the blast of the shofar signal the start of the new year, 5772 … May your days be sweet like apples and honey… And

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Children
Leah

Egg Hunting and Basket Looting

I love holidays and seasons. I cannot resist the holiday decor, crafts and fun ways for Sophie to experience the seasons. And the Easter traditions

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Children
Leah

Passover: The Celebration of Freedom

Sundown Monday brought the Jewish holiday of Passover, which re-tells the story of Exodus, the Jews enslavement in Egypt and their journey to freedom. It was fun

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