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  • No matter how you say it

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Below are several ways to say "Happy New Year." Match the expression to the language it comes from and dazzle your family with your knowledge. Here's a hint: No. 9 is I

    
    1) Afrikaans                a) Boldog Ooy Ayvet
    2) Chinese                  b) Bonne Annee 
    3) French...

  • Golems, schlemiels, reporter for a day

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Things That Go Bump in the Night We're getting into the "spirit" of things this month. YeLAdim loves a good scary story, so we asked our friends at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles to suggest some of their favorites.

    "Golem" by David Wisniewski (Clarion Books, 1996) ...

  • YeLAdim yaks with Disney’s Adam Bonnett

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How cool would it be to pick what everyone else gets to watch on television? Well that's what Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel and Jetix senior vice president of original programming, gets to do -- every day. He helped bring shows like "Hannah Montana," "That's So Raven" and the...
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  • Happy New Year—shofar so good!

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

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    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...
  • You get when you give

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It is very cool to give. Whether you can give your time through volunteer work or give money though tzedakah, every little bit helps. If you need some inspiration, check out the following two stories:

    "The Giving Tree," written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein, begins: "Once...
  • 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,...

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