Jewish Holidays Around the World – semester projects (Spring 2014)

This semester, we explored Jewish Holidays and how they are celebrated in different places around the world. We communicated online with students in Israel, Brazil, Chile, and South Africa to ask about their holiday customs and to learn a bit about what their lives are like. Many thanks to our JPals and their teachers! And a special thank you to the parents who helped with cooking, shlepping, clean-up, etc!

Slide Shows and PDFs:

Jenny – Haroset Recipe Book

Max D – Tu B’Shevat

Sadie – Passover Around the World

Anna & Jodi – How to Be a Jew from Around the World, a Cultural Book

Ethan/Colin/Nick – Purim

Alex M – Music of Hanukkah

Jenna – Passover Recipes

Samantha – Jewish Holiday Recipes


Max E & Alex A – Flourless Chocolate Cake for Passover

Colin & Ethan C – Hamentashen for Purim

Lucas – Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for Shavuot

Jacob L – Moroccan Haroset for Passover

Sydney & Ally – Passover “sandwiches”

Jodi – Rugelach for Shavuot

Anna – Beso Balls for Passover

Josh L – Baked Apples for Tu B’Shevat

Sophie & Lydia – Edible Dreidels for Chanukah

Brandon & Ethan S and Friends – Talking About the Holidays


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