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  • Which algorithm are you?

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 10, 2014 | 9:55 am

    I love online quizzes.

    The one I currently love most is “How Millennial Are You?,” which the Pew Research Center put out on Friday. You answer 14 questions, ranging from whether living a very religious life is very important to you to whether you have a piercing in a place other...

  • What Do You Want to Know About Synagogues?

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 29, 2012 | 8:00 am

    I recently received the Fall edition of Reform Judaism magazine, and quickly came across the article, “What Do You Know…about Synagogues?” on page 10. The Editor’s note at the start of the article says, “This is the first article in a series designed to increase your Jewish...

  • Back to school, Yiddish for kids

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    August 28, 2008 | 1:20 am

    Back to School ... Again

    Hard to believe, but it is already time to go back to school. Where did the summer go?

    As the new school year begins, there are some fun things to look forward to: For instance, have you gone shopping for new clothes yet? Did you get an awesome Batman or...

  • Happy New Year—shofar so good!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Whether you spend Rosh Hashanah in services, in the kids' room or in the hallway, when it's time for the shofar to blow everyone listens. Fill in the blanks with the words below and learn more about the shofar (visit jewishjournal.com for the answers):

    The shofar is made from...
  • Curtain call—Stars and Stripes forever

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In honor of the Fourth of July (this year the United States turns 231), YeLAdim feels like singing. Match the lyrics below to the patriotic song it comes from. Get some help from your mom or dad and then listen for the songs while you watch the fireworks.
    (Quiz answers at the bottom...
  • Off the page, holidays not on the calendar, cool quiz

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Off the Page

    It's coming up on summer vacation, and do you know what that means? It's a great time to catch up on your reading! Our picks this month are for anyone ages 6 to 10 and come from "Jewish Heirloom Stories" ($12.95, Gefen Publishing) by Tami Lahman-Wilzig with...
  • Hey, hey! We’re the SqueeGees!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The SqueeGees

    Anyone who can plop the words antioxidant and pomegranate into a song is tops in yeLAdim's book. The catchy tunes of The SqueeGees make education entertaining in such songs as "The Elements" (i.e., all about wind, fire, water, etc.) and "Rules of the Road" (Go, go,...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Presidents Day is on Feb. 21. And in this week's Torah portion, Tetzaveh, it describes what would be a tipe of presidential inauguration for Aaron and his sons as the high priests of Israel.

    Presidential Puzzlement

    Answer this quiz correctly for a presidential prize!

    1) Which...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dance, Torah Dance

    The Ba'al Shem Tov, a famous rabbi, once said: "The Torah wants to dance, but she has no feet. You must be her feet."

    On Simchat Torah, we do precisely that. We dance with our Torahs, because we have finished reading it from start to finish. The Torah is like a...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Day of Sadness

    Tisha B'Av means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. It is the saddest day in the Jewish year, when we remember some of the terrible things that have happened to our people since ancient times. This year, Tisha B'Av starts at sundown on July 26 and ends at sunset on July 27.

    This Day in History

    Many terrible things have happened to the Jewish people on Tisha B'Av. Do you know what they were? Answer the quiz questions correctly and send the answers to abbygilad@yahoo.com for a prize.

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Giants and Grasshoppers

    oses sends spies into the Land of Israel to scout it out and see if the land is as fertile and beautiful as God has promised. The spies come back with large clusters of grapes, but also with some scary news: the people who live in Israel, that is, the...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Don't Supersize

    It's the home stretch. A few more weeks and you're free! So here's a lesson about freedom and food: In the movie "Supersize Me," the actor experiments with eating all the fast food he can eat and always ordering it supersized. He gains a lot of weight and gets very...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What a Woman!

    On Shavuot we read the Book of Ruth. In this story we come to know this extraordinary woman. Even though her husband has died, she decides not to desert her mother-in-law, Naomi. She leaves her home in Moab to accompany Naomi -- who lost her two sons and her husband --...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Holiday Branches

    Tu B'Shevat higi'ah, chag lailanot!

    Tu B'Shevat is here, a holiday for the trees. Make sure you join in on some of the fun events that will be happening: Go to the Shalom Institute for a Tu B'Shevat celebration on Feb. 8, the Westside JCC for an afternoon of fun or...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ring in the New Month

    On Saturday, we will welcome the new month of Shevat.

    Q: Which holiday do we celebrate on the 15th of Shevat?

    A: Rosh Chodesh

    What does this head have to do with the words rosh chodesh or new month?

    So, nu? It's a new, new!

    What Hebrew word does...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Plagued by Math

    It's post-vacation back-to-school time -- again. Here's some math to get you started: The 10 plagues appear in two parshot -- Vaera and Bo.

    How many plagues appear in each parsha?

    Here are your clues:

    The two Hebrew letters that make up the name


  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Epic Proportions

    Shemot, the new book of the Bible we begin this week, is the story of the Exodus -- of how the Israelites were freed from their bonds of slavery and sent out into the desert on a long journey. They were free, but they also had many dangers they would encounter...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A time to Live

    Vayechi is the last portion of the book of Genesis. We have read all about the creation of the world, Noah's ark, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives and the 12 tribes. The family ends up in Egypt, which is where the Book of Exodus picks up.

    The meaning of the...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Looking for Letters

    It's almost back to school for many of you. Oh well -- let's keep having holiday fun anyway. Answer one or more of these puzzles that have to do with the calendar and win a gift certificate for Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream.

    Search for the letters that aren't...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Celebrate Our Home

    At the end of Parshat Vayetze, Jacob sets out to return to his parents' home. He has spent 36 years making money and creating a family. And now he can finally look forward to seeing the land that he loves.

    Many of us feel this way about Israel. We want to visit...

  • For the Kids

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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:


  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fanning the Flames

    Where do you live?

    If your home is in Simi Valley or Moorpark, you were probably pretty scared when the fire came close.

    You know, wildfires are nature's way of clearing the way for new plant growth. But, when you live in a home that is in a fire zone -- watch...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What's a HTROA?

    A MINOTAUR at the Zimmer Children's Museum? No, not really. Unscramble the words in this paragraph to find out what their newest exhibit is:

    In order to read this HTROA, you will need a

    GMNIFYNGAI glass. And it is there, right at the end of the DAY, the pointer....

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Book It!

    Sure, it's Halloween. But, in two weeks, we've got something better for you howl about. Come to the Jewish Children's Book Festival on Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2:30p.m., at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuaries in Simi Valley. For more info call (866) 266-5731, or...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The word for book in Hebrew is sefer. The word for counting is sofer. On Yom Kippur, we count all the good and bad deeds that we've done in the past year and it gets recorded in the Book of Life. God also wants to put your story for the past year in that Book of Life. What great...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sharing Your Blessings

    The people of Israel are about to step across the border of the Promised Land, a land of abundance, full of fruits and crops. In this portion, the children of Israel are told that they must put all their first fruits in a teneh (basket), and bring it to the...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Before You Speak

    In Parshat Tazriya, we learn about the skin disease of leprosy. If one gets this disease, he or she must be isolated outside the Israelite camp until they have recovered. The rabbis inform us that someone gets leprosy because he or she has gossiped about or...

  • Gifts for Hashem

    By Abby Gilad

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When the Israelites built the mishkan, the Torah says:

    "Take from yourselves a portion for Hashem, everyone whose heart motivates him shall bring it, as the gift for Hashem -- gold, silver, copper; turquoise, purple and scarlet wool; linen; goat hair; red-dyed ram skins; acacia...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And I don't mean the New Year that falls on Jan. 1. I mean the New Year of Trees. This year, Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown on Friday, Jan. 17 and ends Saturday, Jan. 18. This week's and next week's pages will be devoted to Tu B'Shevat.

    Tu B'Shevat is a time of renewal; the winter...

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