Children

Jewish Summer Camp

The Jewish Community Federation sent out this message: Kids spend an average of 7 hours a day on screens. How can we divert their attention from virtual life to real play, keeping them happy, motivated, and interested in the world around them? Two words: summer camp. Jewish overnight camp can be life-changing for a child….

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Make Summer Memories

  I received this flier in an email from the Osher Marin JCC and just instantly fell in love with the vibrant photos of kids enjoying SUMMER! Then I read the testimonial by fourth grader Hailey.  So sweet! Take a look at all the summer options for kids – and adults – at the Marin…

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Up next, Shavuot + Jewish Summer Camp

Shavuot starts on Saturday at sundown Are you wondering, what exactly is Shavuot and what are we supposed to DO? Here’s a quickie overview. Here’s an interesting article about why Shavuot is so short on rituals, and therefore, observance. Tikkun Leyl Shavout, the practice of staying up all night to study originates with the mystics and was not…

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Raising confident Jewish children

If your child is a patrilineal Jew or a person of color, they may be assumed to not be Jewish. How can you build a strong identity for them? A wonderful couple I know has five grown children who are interracial and intercultural. Their Chinese mom converted before marriage.  The couple raised their children Jewish…

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