For today's family 'coronavirus creativity' activity, we "wrote" a story together. Using book titles only. All authors got equal treatment. William Shakespeare, Raina Telgemeier and Jez Alborough, Maurice Sendak and Kazuo Ishiguro. Ben Hatke and Judd Winick, Yasmina Khadra and Rick Riordan. Finding verbs was difficult. Robert Munsch and Mo Willems turned out to be our best connectors. Teamwork and complimenting one another on ideas took some effort. But best of all, when we
Finding the afikoman is one of the most talked about parts of the seder. At least in my family. Where will Zayde hide it. Who will find it. Who found it last year. Why did Zayde hide it in the box under the pillow like the year before. Why didn’t Zayde hide it under the table. Or, why did he. The kids celebrate and revere the afikoman, the half piece of matza needed to finish the seder meal. And their Zayde’s (Grandpa’s) role in hiding it is no less sacred. So, with the coron
Before Covid-19, my kids attended scouts twice a week. Now, during social distancing and home isolation, they have semi-regular meetings via video conferencing. They can’t do the regular activities like capture the flag or outdoor cooking over a flame.
But they can do scavenger hunts at home. It has become an exciting feature of our daily routine. The counselor picks random objects that the kids must find around the apartment. The Hebrew Scout Movement in Israel is a co-ed s