Party Ideas for Jewish Holidays
Of all the Jewish holidays we celebrate, Hanukkah has to be our favorite. A blend of Jewish traditions, festive celebrations and delicious meals with family, it's the time of the year we most look forward to around here.
Celebrate the 8 days and nights of Hanukkah with our crafts for kids and traditional Hanukkah recipes for the whole family. Happy Hanukkah!
Passover is very much about the kids - encouraging them to ask questions and learn about their faith. Get them engaged and excited for the Passover seder with these Passover activities we think they'll love.
Food for a Passover celebration gets a makeover with these gourmet recipes. All the dishes here are revisited versions of classic dishes that stick to the guidelines!
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are important milestone celebrations in the Jewish faith. While some strive to be more traditional, others are trying to blend tradition with modern party planning and this is an example of how to do just that!
Tradition dictates that we abstain from yeast and flour during Passover. Removing the two ingredients from our diets for the short time shouldn't mean avoiding dessert. Here, we have 3 decadent recipes that follow the rule and satisfy a sweet craving.
Challah is a delicious bread typically made for celebrating Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah. If you're attending a Jewish celebration, consider baking this recipe to share at the festivities.
There may be a bit of a dispute when it comes to how Matzoh Brei is prepared, but either way, it's pretty delish. We love the idea of making this sweet Passover recipe for breakfast with the family.
Kosher dessert recipes are often a challenge to come by, we know! Contributor Lucy Blatter shared this tasty and easy dessert with us just in time for Passover - and it's completely Kosher!
History & Traditions
Passover is a Jewish Holiday celebrating the Ancient Israelite escape from slavery in Egypt. As told in the book of Exodus, the escape came after the infliction of the ten plagues on the Egyptians. The Jews were protected from the tenth and most sever plague, death of the first born, by marking their doors so the Lord "passed over" their homes without inflicting any harm. Hence the name, Passover.
Channel your inner crafter this Hanukkah! We've got five affordable, simple and fun ways to add crafty festivity to your Hanukkah celebrations.
Get creative this year and craft up some Hanukkah decorations. From Hanukkah table settings to DIY menorahs to paper dreidels, we've found some clever and festive ways to get ready for 8 nights of celebrating.
A bar or bat mitzvah is one of the single most important occasions in a young Jewish person's life. The milestone has come a long way since the original bar mitzvahs, and the celebration today usually involves lots of music, dancing, and of course - food.
The Star of David takes front and center on this holiday card. Simple, yet elegant, it's a beautiful DIY card to make.
Liven up the Hanukkah celebration this year! This cute and inexpensive crafty DIY dreidel in a jar idea is perfect for favors, Hanukkah game prizes or as little gifts for one and all.
This kugel recipe happens to be a sweeter take on the classic Jewish version. Made with dairy and spices, it's topped with a crispy apple and cornflakes topping that's super simple to make.
Celebrate the festival of lights with this simple and inexpensive Hanukkah craft idea. Easy to customize to fit your individual style, it's a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate!