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Yom Kippur Tzedakah Activities for Kids

Celebrate Yom Kippur by giving to charity. This tradition, known as tzedakah, is something that both kids and adult can do. Gather the family and mark this very special holiday with a few charitable acts. What can you do? Check out these tzedakah ideas! Food Pantry When you’re at the grocery store, buying food to break the holiday fast, pick up a few extra items. Whether it’s canned food or some other non-perishable item, pack a bag and bring it to the local food pantry. If you’re not sure what they need, call ahead and ask what the high-demand items are....

Yom Kippur Break the Fast Recipes

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is known as the holiest day of the year. Unlike other world holidays that include plenty of food and drink, people observing Yom Kippur fast (for 24 hours). If you’re fasting this holiday, breaking the fast doesn’t exactly mean indulging in a mega-meal. Overdoing it with too much heavy food can lead to digestive issues — especially after abstaining from food for a full day and night. Instead of making a meal to end all meals, check out these ‘break the fast’ ideas that are easy n your stomach and tasty too! Fruit Kugel While...

Breaking the Fast with Yom Kippur Meals

As one of the Jewish High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is a fall holiday that is majorly important. Known as the Day of Atonement, this holiday is also a fasting day. While children aren’t encouraged to fast, adults often do. To break the fast, it’s advisable to eat an easy-on-the-stomach meal. Even though the kids aren’t fasting, they can still enjoy this meal too. What types of meals can you make for Yom Kippur, and how can your child help to prepare them? Breakfast for Dinner Literally break-the-fast with breakfast. A heavy meal (such as chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry...

Yom Kippur Shofar Craft for Kids

Known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is one of the two Jewish High Holidays along with Rosh Hashanah. One part of the holiday tradition is to blast the shofar (a ram’s horn) during temple or synagogue services. Why? The sound of the shofar is a reminder to look inward and take stock of the past year – during this introspective time. Introduce your child to the shofar with a creative kids’ craft! Materials: A cardboard tube – reuse an empty paper towel roll Scissors Colorful duct tape Crayons Instructions: Cut the tube from bottom to the top, lengthwise....