Jewish Journal


April 8, 2004

For the Kids


A Productive Vacation

For many of you it is spring break. Do you feel like a newly freed Israelite, having escaped from the hard work of school? For a whole week you can get up at whatever time you want! But remember, even when we are free -- especially when we are free -- we have the responsibility to take care of ourselves and others. 

So, don't just loll around the house and watch TV. Help your mom with the groceries; play catch with your little brother; plant a garden for Mother Earth.

Chefs in the Making

Bubbie's Charoset:

by Batya Shultz, age 10, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, in memory of her great-grandmother who died on April 1, 2003.

12 ounces cooked

pitted prunes

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 red delicious apples

3/4 cup sweet

red wine

cinnamon to taste

Iraqi Charoset

by Jacob and Jordan Pardo, ages 8 and 4, Sinai-Akiba Academy

3 cups chopped walnuts

4-5 tablespoons

of homemade date

syrup (made from

cooked and

squeezed dates) 

Apple Charoset

by Katie Lu, age 9 1/2,

Pressman Academy

3 apples

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons grape juice

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