How to Raise an Upstanding Child

Posted on December 17th, 2018
By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg for BimBam.com
 

Raising an Upstander, the Jewish Way
 

What is the Jewish response to bullying? How do we raise our children to up stand up to bullies and ultimately become upstanders in the world? Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explains a concrete way that you can raise an upstander using your child’s lunchbox.

Rabbi-in-residence for AVODAH, writer and mother of three, Danya shows how taking action to teach your child to positively model the Jewish value of kindness can be game-changing for a family.

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What It’s Like to Suddenly Have a Special Needs Child

Posted on December 10th, 2018
BY MELISSA COHEN for Kveller


I lost my son yesterday. It was only for 10 minutes, but still. We were at the apple orchard, and I had stopped to take a picture of my youngest daughter by the morning glories. When I looked up from my phone, my son had gone. There were hundreds of people around — kids and carriages and grandparents and stands with kettle corn, pre-picked fruit, and pumpkins. It was chaos, and I had no idea where he was.


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Hanukkah Window Stars From Martha Stewart

Posted on December 3rd, 2018
From Martha Stewart Living


This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Hanukkah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


These vellum Hanukkah decorations make daytime shine. The small template makes a 5-inch star; the large one forms a 7-inch star.

Continue to Martha's site for directions and templates as well as materials needed.

 

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HANUKKAH BUTTON ART

Posted on November 26th, 2018
From Babble.com. This craft is one from HANDMADE HANUKKAH: 25 HANUKKAH CRAFTS TO MAKE WITH KIDS

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Hanukkah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

 

What better way to teach your kids about Hanukkah than by making crafts? From stained glass window menorahs or clothespin menorahs to Star of David mobiles. Make some for your local senior center and teach them the importance of Tzedekah, or use them to decorate your home for the festival of lights. Get links to 25 fun tutorials for Hanukkah kid crafts.

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SUPER EASY HANUKKAH DREIDEL CRAFT FOR KIDS

Posted on November 19th, 2018
From the Blog, What We Do All Day

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Hanukkah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


This simple dreidel made out of recycled materials is a super easy Hanukkah craft for kids. Every child loves spinning the dreidel and like most kids who celebrate the Festival of Lights, my boys have a slew of dreidels. Nevertheless, it’s still fun to make your own (especially when it doesn’t take much effort!).


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