Party Ideas for Jewish Holidays
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!
This clever Hanukkah craft idea takes a sweet approach to the traditional dreidel game. Certain to keep the kids entertained, our edible dreidel tutorial also offers a creative way to teach children about Hanukkah.
Hanukkah is a celebration filled with so many sweet little gifts. This party popper Hanukkah craft makes for a great holiday activity for kids, but is also a fun party favor to pass out to grown up guests at Hanukkah celebrations.
Two years ago, my friend invited me to take part in her family's Hanukkah celebration. Although I had learned about Jewish culture and tradition in classes throughout my public grammar school years, I was a bit rusty on my lessons. Not wanting to insult (or look like a completely uninformed gentile), I decided I should go over my teachings.
Repurpose some glass bottles and upcycle them into a beautiful menorah for your Hanukkah celebration.
Sukkot originally celebrated the harvest, but later, took on a more historical meaning to commemorate the frail shelters the Hebrew people inhabited during their Exodus. Learn more about Sukkot customs here, and how to celebrate at home.
Like most Jewish holidays, food plays a big part of Rosh Hashanah celebrations. Use apples in both your cooking and holiday decor to bring a festive feel to your celebration at home with some of these inspiring ideas.
The Haggadah is a book that Jews read on the first night of Passover, re-telling the story of Passover. The word haggadah means "telling" in Hebrew. It is the responsibility of all Jews to re-tell the story of their ancestors escape from history in order to teach the next generation.
Passover can be altered to fit any families needs. In fact it's a perfect holiday to put your own spin on and start creating family traditions. Here are some helpful tips for finding that perfect Haggadah and creating your very own seder. Check it out!