Jewish Kids from Scratch, Rosh Hashanah, yom kippur

Help Your Kids Enjoy Services at Temple

The idea of bringing kids to temple can be overwhelming and stressful and every congregation has a different tolerance for kiddo noise and squirms.  I have been bringing my kids to services with me for a long time and also teach religious school, so here are some of my recommendations for making it easier. 1.… Continue reading Help Your Kids Enjoy Services at Temple

Recipes, Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah Cookies

As with many congregations, the Simchat Torah service is also Consecration.  The temple welcomes all new students to the religious school by giving them a small Torah and a blessing. Last year was our daughter's first year in religious school and with very little notice I was asked to sponsor the oneg.  For many this… Continue reading Simchat Torah Cookies

Rosh Hashanah

Nursing Room for High Holidays

I have been creating a nursing room for the High Holidays at my congregation for several years now. When I was nursing my kids, I always had a bit of stress about where I would nurse them during services.  Especially on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we were in services for a long period of… Continue reading Nursing Room for High Holidays