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What Does Archery Have to do with Yom Kippur?

Posted by Anna Burnsten Gilette on 9/25/2020
On Yom Kippur, we say we atone for our sins. The Hebrew word chet is often translated to English as sin. A more accurate translation, however, would be “to miss the mark.” Imagine yourself aiming an arrow at a target; you aim for the bullseye but

Helping Each Other During Quarantine

Posted by Anna Burnsten Gilette on 9/22/2020
Most people know the story of Anne Frank, but not everyone knows the story of Miep Gies, one of the people who helped Anne and her family hide from the Nazis for two years. Miep brought the Franks food and other necessities while they were in

An Apple for the New Year!

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 9/15/2020 to High Holidays
Enter any preschool classroom and you will likely find an image of a big red apple. It is one of the first words that children learn to read: A is for Apple . A reading nook might feature a bespectacled worm, sometimes donning a graduation cap,

Cultural Sensitivity through Hebrew and English Animal Sounds!

Posted by Ellen Bari on 9/14/2020 to Israel
When Harry met Shula it was love at first sight. Harry was a nice American boy who had visited Israel. Shula was a nice Israeli girl exploring New York. The wedding, a tasteful blend of Middle Eastern and American customs, included a lovely

Have Fun Building like Hillel!

Posted by on 9/2/2020 to Sukkot & Simchat Torah
On the fall harvest festival of Sukkot, we recall how the Jews wandered in the desert, dwelling in huts, after the exodus from Egypt. Today, we build “sukkot” – our own “hits” -to commemorate that time. A sukkah is a three-sided temporary house in which families and friends celebrate during the holiday....

Kar-Ben Read-Aloud Palooza

Posted by on 8/13/2020
Check out Kar-Ben’s read-a-louds! We are collecting videos of authors, educators, and librarians reading books aloud to support distance learning. If you’d like to read one of our books on video, please see our read-aloud guidelines.

Tu B'Av: Jewish Day of Love

Posted by on 8/4/2020
The 15 th of Av marks the holiday Tu B’av, the Jewish day of love. There are many different kinds of love a person can have towards others, from familial to romantic and everything in between. We would like to highlight some of our books that

#OneKindAct: Snack and Hygiene Kits

Posted by on 6/12/2020
Our #OneKindAct series has been focusing on community-based mitzvot and encouraging families to participate in Tikkun Olam within their communities. We have put together suggested lists for snack kits and hygiene kits families can put together and drop off at local food drives, inspired by the Survival Kit activity from “Green Bible Stories for Children”. 

Papercuts for Shavuot

Posted by Kar-Ben Team on 5/22/2020

#OneKindAct: Jumping Jenny - Channeling Passion into Mitzvot!

Posted by Kar-Ben Team on 5/15/2020
What makes someone unique? Each person, kids and adult alike, has their own special talents and passions. There are those that excel at sports, play an instrument, or enjoy baking tasty treats. For Jenny, from Jumping Jenny , it’s jumping! She
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