Jewish Experiences at Home
Check out these resources below to help you create fun and meaningful moments at home with your family.
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Lisa Jacobs Director of Family Education & Engagement Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
Family Goals Options for Jewish experiences to fulfill your goals Guidance for parents
Click here for a NY Times article on talking to your children about Coronavirus. Reach out to BAS parents to commiserate, express gratitude, and feel supported.
Spend family time together
Invite your children to get involved with planning family activities. Share family photos and videos, play a game, take a walk together, try a new recipe…
Family activities from
Shabbat dinner resources. Use FaceTime or Zoom to light Shabbat candles with others. Stream Friday night or
Shabbat services. Click here for Shabbat prayers. Celebrate
Havdalah. Caring for others
Doable ideas for all ages to
make today meaningful from Westchester Day School. Wish members of BAS community, friends, family a Shabbat Shalom.
Check out this
post from Repair the World on 3/16/20 about ways you can support those around us. Talk to your children about tzedakah organizations that are important to you. Think about which organizations need the most help now. Have your child help you make a donation.
Create a reusable bag out of an old t-shirt which you can donate to a food pantry in the future.
Click here for one way to do this. Go through your house to find items you don’t use anymore that could be donated later.
Children can make drawings to share with friends and family online to cheer them up.
Have values-based discussions as a family
Calmer bedtime and morning routines & Connect with our children
Bedtime ideas: Say or sing the . Ask your child to talk about highlights and concerns from their day. Talk about ways to address your child’s concerns, then focus on things to look forward to about tomorrow. Shema Cuddle and read Jewish children’s books.
PJ Library has Jewish folktales recordings and activities.
Morning ideas: Cuddle and take a moment to say three things you are grateful for, say or sing the morning prayer of gratitude: Modeh Ani. Connect to Israel
Express gratitude Click here for a BAS family guide to expressing gratitude.