07/09/2019

From This Past Shabbat, We Continue to Celebrate the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Legacy: Fill the World with Light!

B”H To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, I was asked to compose an open letter with some inspiration to disseminate to our […]
03/17/2019

Purim Anime Art by Neshama Sari

BS”D A poignant scene from the Megillah, depicted in stunning anime by Neshama Sari of Oregon. The arrogant, anti-Semitic prime minister Haman is forced to escort Mordechai, sage and leader of the Jews, through a […]
03/14/2019

Model of Majesty: Women Getting It Done

BS”D   How can one become a Queen Esther today?  Don’t sit passively and rely on men to conquer the world and ensure the vitality of our future.  Get involved, because the fulfillment of the […]
03/12/2019

“Venahafoch Hu” Virtual Farbrengen & Creative Writing Challenge

BS”D Enjoy the virtual Farbrengen in installments on YouTube (below)!  For maximum Farbrengen feel (as much as one can get virtually at least, though doesn’t compare to the in-person experience!), take a breather after each […]
03/11/2019

Queen Esther’s (Un)Official All-Natural Beauty Treatment

BS”D Ancient Persian secret, eh? Not exactly… The Megillah and its commentaries speak of how, during Achaveirosh’s beauty pageant to find a new queen (after his first went “caput!” for disobedience), the masses of young […]
03/11/2019

Poem: “Finding Hidden Light” by Temima Rocklin

BS”D While attending a JGU Creative Online Writing Club (Adar I 19/February 24) led by a pair of our own students, Temima Rocklin from Toronto, Canada, wrote this beautiful poem to apply the theme of […]
03/11/2019

“Which Purim Hero are You?” –By Chaya Gurevitz

The new girl in class is being bullied.  Do you: Stand up to the bully and make her stop Go tell the teacher Take your cue from the other girls    Which job would you […]
03/06/2019

Complete Suggested Menu for a Persian-Themed Purim Feast

PBS”D The primary observance of the seriously joyful and noisy holiday of Purim is constituted of four Mitzvot: Reading the Megillah, the Scroll of Esther, recounting the story of Purim; Giving to those in need, […]
03/05/2019

Out of My Mind: Truth or Dare Game with a Purim Twist

BS”D Purim:  It’s all about transcendence of the “self.”  When you venture into the unknown, beyond the position of immediate familiarity, breaking free from your personal bubble, ingrained characteristics and self-imposed limitations, you discover the […]
12/11/2018

A New Vibe: My Personal Chanukas Habayis Transformation

BS”D Schvitzing, I collapsed with a weary groan onto my bed, but managed a smile of satisfaction and thanked G-d it was all done: my longtime goal of tidying, organizing and rearranging my room was […]
11/28/2018

Chanukah Artwork by Yaffah Ferber

BS”D A detailed and intimate sketch of Menorah lighting by Yaffah Ferber, age 14, of Norwich, CT!
11/28/2018

Chanukah Comic by Shaina Laber

BS”D –by Shaina Laber  
11/28/2018

Holiday Heroine Interview with Yehudis the Brave

INTERVIEW WITH YEHUDIS THE BRAVE – MODERATED BY CHAYA GUREVITZ   Hello, everyone; I’m Chaya Gurevitz and today I am interviewing a very brave Jewish woman from the Chanukah story.  Her name is…… YEHUDIS! Chaya […]
11/28/2018

Chanukah Funnel Cakes by Raizel Laber

Chanukah Funnel Cakes (Adapted from Culinary Hill Funnel Cakes) Everyone loves Chanukah, who doesn’t like 8 days of lighting the menorah, eating fried foods, playing dreidel, and more? These funnel cakes are a delicious Chanukah […]
11/25/2018

Which Chanukah Hero Are You?

BS”D Greetings, friends!  Happy Hanukkah/Chag Sameach/Freilechen Chanukah!  Welcome to a unique character quiz, just in time for the holiday: “Which Chanukah Hero Are You?”  Keep track of your answers, and when you receive your results, […]
11/15/2018

Miracle Song (Homeschooling Project) By Neshama Sari

  Miracle Lyrics/ Poem  Written by Neshama Sari Most people don’t know what we’ve gone through, they think that we were fine, but we don’t try to hide. We’ve been told that we’re nothing, it’s […]
09/12/2018

Beyond Words

BS”D The cavernous room falls silent Shining eyes gaze The moment we’ve been building up to The dam within the soul is ready to be unleashed He lifts the twisted horn to his lips The […]
07/16/2018

NEW Virtual Pre-Tisha b’Av Farbrengen by Tzipporah Prottas

BS”D Enjoy this virtual pre-Tisha b’Av Farbrengen, originally made for the ladies of Congregation Achei Yosef, Norwich, CT, on Shabbos Parshas Mattos-Massei 5778. For women and girls only, please. The Farbrengen is primarily based on […]
07/15/2018

Tisha B’Av and the Coming of Moshiach – Inspiration by Malkie Peiser

Author’s Note: We may advise that younger girls read this selection with a parent or trusted older mentor, as suffering and tragedy are discussed, and may evoke mildly graphic images. ********************************* Have you ever wondered what […]
07/11/2018

Fast from Fashion by Neshama R. Sari 

Tisha B’av is right around the corner, and when it comes clothing or fashion, it isn’t always easy.  On this day, there are a few rules on our clothing.  For an example we do not wear […]