November 27, 2003
For the Kids
Famous Jewish Immigrants
Jews, like the pilgrims on the Mayflower, came to America so that they could practice their religion without being persecuted. Your grandparents and great-grandparents probably did the same. Some of these immigrants helped shape American culture:
Levi Strauss is one famous 19th century immigrant.
Emma Lazarus became a famous Jewish poet. She wrote a poem about freedom, titled "The New Colossus."
A Harvest Lei
It is believed that the pilgrims modeled their first Thanksgiving after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. On Sukkot we give thanks to God for the bounty of the harvest and welcome guests into oursukkah. This is a Thanksgiving craft that combines these two Jewish ideas.
You will need:
A large needle (be sure to have
an adult nearby to help you)
Edible dried fruits
Nuts (that are moist and arge enough to
pass a needle through without crumbling)