by Julia Ganchrow, age 13, from NY

Sometimes I’m bored with nothing to do
And wonder how I can be a better Jew
After thinking for a while and looking around
What do I find? Something completely profound!
There is a YALDAH sitting there waiting for me
So I sit down, relax, and open it gleefully.
After what seems like only minutes I look up to see,
That two hours have flown right by for me
YALDAH inspires me to try to be better
I savor every page, every word, every letter
From recipes to crafts, from amazing stories to fashion
Improving my Yiddishkeit with a new found passion
From the nachas zone to fun pages galore
I know with YALDAH my life will be dull nevermore