July 27, 2006
How YOU Can Help Israel; Electronic Devices
How YOU Can Help Israel
Kids in Los Angeles can send letters to kids in Israel by e-mailing email@example.com. The letters will be printed out and inserted into "care packages" that are beng sent out to families in shelters in Northern Israel. When you send an e-mail, include your name, age and address.
Remember: Tikkun olam comes in all shapes and sizes.
Kein v' Lo: Electronic Devices
This section of the page is a way for you as kids to sound off about an issue. This month's Kein v' Lo (yes and no) is about personal electronic devices. Are kids spending too much time on iPods, PSPs and cellphones?
The Kein Side:
The Lo Side:
Discuss your opinions in your classroom or around your dining table with your family. We aren't saying which is right and which is wrong. We want to know what you think. Send your thoughts to Kids@jewishjournal.com with Kein v'Lo in the subject line.
Pages & Picks
Shabbat candles you don't have to light? A shofar you can drop and it won't break? A pyramid that you can build without breaking a sweat? Impossible you say! Not so with Joel Stern's "Jewish Holidays Origami" (Dover Publications, $5.95). In addition to the step-by-step craftmaking, the book includes background on eight holidays -- as well as on the objects for that holiday. And because the crafts come in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, younger kids can make a siddur, while the older ones create a Torah scroll. And the best part? No messy glue -- although parents might want to check to see that kids' report cards don't turn into a paper hamantaschen.