Posts Tagged ‘purim’

Happy Purim from Jewish Learning Venture!

Posted: March 5th, 2015

Today, we celebrate Purim! Click here for Purim resources, crafts, games, recipes and more. Watch the video below for a fun way to make lunch-time hamantashen with young children — no baking required! What’s your favorite flavor of hamantashen? Here are some of ours:   From the staff at Jewish Learning Venture, we wish you…

500 Hamantaschen

Posted: February 24th, 2015

By Danya Shapiro, jkidphilly Program Specialist / What do 500 hamantaschen look like? It looks like 163 jkidphilly friends coming together to learn and have some Pre-Purim fun.

Mitzvot, Purim, and Beyond

Posted: March 11th, 2014

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement /Are you aware that in the United States, 1 in 6 people are hungry?  This is a true statement that I shared recently with a group of jkids and their parents.  We spent two afternoons together learning about hunger, the Jewish value of Ha’achalat Re’evim, feeding the hungry, and brainstorming ways we can help. Continue reading…

The Book of Esther and the Pew Study

Posted: March 6th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Sunday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Adar Bet, the second Adar. This means: (1) it is a leap year on the Jewish calendar, (2) the holiday of Purim is coming in 15 days, and (3) we will see the first signs of spring as Pesah (Passover) holiday foods appear on the shelves of our grocery stores. Continue reading…