Category Archive: Crafts

The New Cycle-New Hope

Tu Bi SHvat

Today is Tu Bi Shvat, the New Year of the Trees. It is celebrated on the fifteenth of the Hebrew month of Shvat. The Talmud tells us that there are four New Years in the Jewish calendar. The New Year of the Trees represents the beginning of spring and a new agricultural cycle in Israel. …

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Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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Looking Forward to a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah is a little more than four weeks away. Many of our friends have purchased Rosh Hashanah cards from Lev Lalev in the past, and we thank you! We are pleased to offer these cards, once again this year. => <= Your purchase will: • Support Lev Lalev Orphanage in Netanya. • Recognize …

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The Power of the Bat Mitzvah


by Sheena Levi Originally published on January 30, 2013 on the Jewish Women’s Archive: Jewesses with Attitude blog When I was brought on board at the Lev LaLev Fund in May 2011, I was asked if I could run the bat mitzvah project program. I thought, sure, how hard could it be? I was once a bat mitzvah girl too after …

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Bee-utiful Crafts for Tiny Hands

Looking for a Rosh Hashana craft project to keep the little ones occupied while you cook up a storm? Or perhaps you’re all done and want to enjoy some fun quality time with the kids, or even get creative and make your own decorations!  Either way, here are some fun and easy crafts, courtesy of …

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A Seder Plate for Rosh Hashanah?!

Some people actually have 2, or even 3, seders each year! Most people know about the Passover seder, few know about the Tu B’shvat seder, but many are now having Rosh Hashanah seder plates. The Rosh Hashanah seder is actually one of the holiday’s oldest food traditions — and now it’s one of the newest trends in …

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Lemonade Stands: Israeli Style


This summer, the older Lev LaLev girls are taking classes entitled “Building for Tomorrow” – which will teach them the skills they need to maneuver their lives into the future. You can also teach your kids a bit about the world of buying, selling, customer relations and event coordinating, while simultaneously doing a good deed …

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Kid Friendly Kabobs


We found these festive 4th of July skewers on, and thought they were the perfect easy to make treat for the upcoming holiday weekend, or for those outside America, any summer fun treat! So while everyone else is barbecuing kabobs, let the kids in on the action too…and we all know sticks are a favorite “toy” right? Supplies …

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Each month we feature inspirational stories from donors, the Home, Parenting Tips, Young Heroes and more great features. Don’t miss out! Sign up on the “Lev LaLev Newsletter” box on right. Enjoy this month’s post; and let us know what you think…

Hula Hoop Hopping – Is there another use for the circular tube?


Reporting Live from Netanya by Chava Yelloz When I want to get the scoop on the girls’ exciting upcoming activities, Bracha Runes, our Programs Director, sends me right upstairs to the Home’s second level to the Director of Activities, Elinor Gabay and her “Ideas Factory”. Once I’m in the door, bursts of colorful neon paper, jars of …

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