David and Lindsay Toth of Solon love being a young family in Jewish Cleveland. As Cleveland natives, they’re happy to give their son, Samuel, the same kind of warm upbringing they had. David and Lindsay enjoy taking advantage of the culinary explosion happening around the city, as well having family meals at home.
Passover is the Jewish holiday that the most families celebrate, so take a moment to learn something new this year! Our resources include songs, DIYs and seder videos. Pesach starts the night of Monday, April 10 in 2017.
David and Shaina Leb of Beachwood love being a young family in Jewish Cleveland. Besides spending time with 6-month-old Ari, the newest edition to the Leb crew, David and Shaina like to explore the amazing Cleveland Metroparks and enjoy the different flavors of Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
In some ways, Purim is one of the most kid-friendly holidays in the Jewish calendar. Traditions include making gift baskets of tasty goodies to share with friends, shaking groggers or noise makers, and participating in a costume parade. If your children want to dress up for Purim this year, here are a few simple, easy, costumes to create, inspired by PJ Library books! Each of these costs $20 or less to create and can be accomplished with no sewing whatsoever.
Of all the holidays in the Jewish year, none is more fun for children than Purim. Kid-friendly Purim activities include baking hamantaschen, delivering mishloach manot, gift baskets, to friends and neighbors, dressing up in costume, and shaking a grogger.
As Jews, we are given an awesome gift; Shabbos. Shabbat is the best day of the week. On Shabbos, we get to take a step back from the chaotic, busy lives that we all live and appreciate everything that we have been given.
Tu B’Shevat, or New Year for the Trees, is coming up. Although there's still snow on the ground in some parts of the United States, this holiday marks the start of spring in Israel. One way that some people celebrate is by eating foods from the “Seven Species,” foods that were grown in ancient Israel. The Seven Species are wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates.
Caring for plants is fun and can be done any time of year. In honor of the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, we offer a few winter, indoor suggestions for nurturing a green thumb in your children.
Daryl and Kerry Kertesz of University Heights are so proud to be a young family in Jewish Cleveland. They love spending time with their two daughters, whether it’s visiting a new museum exhibit or supporting the community at Super Sunday.