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Thursday, August 17, 2017


This week’s parsha is called Re’eh which means see.  What better dessert to make then a happy face with glasses?  You will SEE - everyone will love this treat!

Educated Guess:
For six  years you’ve worked very hard,
In the seventh you must let down your guard.
You must leave well enough alone,
On all the land that you own.
All who want to take produce, let them be
Your land is now public property
Those who keep this law, it is promised to them
Their land will be fruitful; blessed by Hashem.
The mitzvah was given so that we know
It’s Hashem, not us, who makes things grow
We give up our fields, and forgive any loan
Because it’s thanks to Hashem, all that we own
Which mitzvah is this - go have a look,
Tell us which perek and which pasuk!

Answer to Educated Guess: The mitzvah of Shemittah, Devarim  15:1

Parsha in Action:
The end of this week’s parsha talks about the Shalosh regalim.  Three times a year the Bnei Yisrael make pilgrimages to the Beis Hamikdash.  
The Torah reviews the shalosh regalim and reminds the Bnei Yisrael to come to Yerushalayim with offerings.
You can play a game called Fruit Basket that is fun for all ages.  Have everyone sit in a chair in a circle, except for one player who is in the middle.  Every other person will get a name, Pesach, Shavuos or Succos.  The person who is in the middle calls out one of the chagim.  Those who have that name must get up and switch chairs.  The person in the middle must try to catch a seat in one of the chairs.  The person who does not have a seat calls out the next chag.  When someone calls out Shalosh regalim, everyone has to get up and switch seats.
This game is a lot of fun!  Enjoy!

Parsha Treat:
Easier Version:
What You Need:
Graham cracker pie crust
Cherry pie filling (or your favorite filling)
1 10 oz. container non dairy whip
I package instant vanilla pudding
A few pieces of sour sticks or licorice
Round cookies or fondant shaped in circles

Open up the pie crust.  Pour the cherry pie filling over the crust.  Pour the whip into a bowl.  Add 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (can use a little less).  Whip until it is stiff.  Pour the whip on top of the cherry pie filling.  Put in the refrigerator for an hour.  Take out and place the round glasses on top.  Shape the sour sticks into the glasses’ rims.  You can add a smiley face with the licorice.
This will be a great surprEYES!
Would love to hear from you.
Have a great Shabbat!!  

Monday, March 13, 2017


כל ה"גזר"ות הרעות נהפכו לגזרות טובות.
Hope you had a great Purim.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Happy Rosh Chodesh Adar.  

Here are Mishloach Manot ideas for you. 

Please share yours.  More to come... :-)  

Chodesh Tov!

Italian Theme:

Things you will need:
  • Strainer
  • breadsticks
  • biscotti
  • garlic
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • oregano
  • garlic bread
Do you like Purim, or do you find it a pain?
So much to do and all of that strain
Don’t you wish you could just leave your home,
Go to places like Venice, Milano or Rome.
We know that’s too hard, so we brought it to you,
The pasta, the sauce and oregano too.
You’ll enjoy these delights, we can guarantee,
We added the breadsticks and some biscotti.
The garlic was included- I’m not quite sure why,
I guess it’s a sign to ward off the evil eye.
Enjoy your fresh garlic bread, it is so divine,
And you could top it all off with some Italian wine.
Oh- if you can’t find the wine- then you must not recall,

Right when you got this- you finished it all!!!                                                                                                                     

     Ginzei Hamelech:

Ginzei Hamelech 
The King’s treasure chest,
We put in all this treasure, found only the best.

But the real hidden treasure is right in front you can see,
It is the chesed and care 
from friends and family.

Enjoy these rich treats, 
We hope that you have fun,
Wishing a Happy Purim 
To everyone!!

What you will need:
Chocolate coins, treasure chest box, necklace candy, any treat you desire.

     Hodu Vead Kush:

Achashveirosh had 
a lot of possessions- rechush,
He ruled from Hodu 
all the way until Kush.

So here for you 
is a kush- chocolate cake,
And a Hodu (Turkey) sandwich for you to take.

Wishing you happiness, and lots of good health,
Happy Purim to you and enjoy all your wealth.

What you will need:
Chocolate cake, Turkey Sandwich

      Shushan Habira:

One Hundred Twenty Seven lands 
Achashveirosh did own,
In Shushan Habira 
he sat on his throne.

Bira- the beer,
and Shushan that’s the rose,
This is the theme that for this year we chose.

Enjoy your great Purim, 
time quickly passes,
And don’t forget; 
look at life through rose colored glasses!

 What you will need:
Beer, Chocolate rose, rose shaped muffin, rose colored glasses


Did you notice we have a theme?
Mazal of Adar is Dagim.
We even added extra spice,
We thought it would look very nice.

Munch on crackers with tuna fish,
And make sure to tovel the pretty dish.
We hope you like the things we sent,
We’re fishing for a compliment

What you will need:
Fish dish, fish spice, fish crackers, jelly fish, water.

  Vayimalei Haman Cheima:

Everyone bowed down to Haman 
except Mordechai,
He simply refused, 
he did not even try.

Vayimalei Haman cheima,
he was angry 
what should he do?
Cheima also means butter, 
we prepared some 
with a roll for you.

Peanut butterbutternut squash 
and a butterfly you can see,
A Happy Purim to you
and your whole family!

What you will need:
Peanut butter, butter, butternut squash muffins, butterfly...

Naddeda Shnat Hamelech:

The King couldn’t sleep, 
he was twisting all night,
Something he felt 
was just not quite right,
He asked his servants 
to bring his memory book,
He opened it up
 to have a good look.
He found out a story 
that he did not know why,
He never rewarded 
this man Mordechai.
Maybe he should have   
tried to count sheep,
And drink milk and cookies
 to fall back asleep.

What you will need:
milk, cookies, notebook.

Migadol vead Katan:
Achashveirosh made a party 
and invited everyone,
It tells us in the megilla- migadol vead katan.

BIG COOKIE, little cookie and the same with the wine,
little chocolate we think it’s divine.
So here is a little something it was not a BIG deal,
Have a wonderful Purim and enjoy your Purim meal!

What you will need:
big chocolate, little chocolate, big petit bars, little petit bars, big wine, little wine.

 Venahafoch Hu:

Etihw rehto eht dna kcalb syas eno fI,
Thgir syas eno dna gnorw syas eno fi
?od uoy nac tahw ?yas uoy dluohs tahw
!uh hcofahanev yas ffo ti hgual tsuj
Enjoy this opposite theme, and the inside out,
Because having fun on Purim is what it is all about.
(read this poem from right to left…)

 What you will need:
Bag to turn inside out, anything you want that you could put upside down or backwards.

I would love to hear your creations.  More to come...
Have a great week!