Afikomen Gifts Through Jewish Storytelling
Books make for fun and playful gifts that the entire family can enjoy while growing together in their Jewish learning. Here are some holiday-themed stories from our children's imprint, Apples & Honey Press.
Kayla and Kugel’s Almost-Perfect Passover
By Ann D. Koffsky
Kayla loves having Passover seder with her family and her dog, Kugel—even though he almost spills the grape juice, makes a mess of the matzah, and takes off with the afikoman! This story touches on the highlights of the Passover seder with warmth and humor.
An author note at the end explores how Passover songs can lift our spirits and help us imagine how our great-, great-, great-, great-, great- (lots of greats) grandparents felt when they became free. Discussion prompts help children relate the ideas to their own lives.
By Barbara Diamond Goldin
Illustrated by Gina Capaldi
"Faster, faster," Jacob urged his pony, Rosa. He had to hurry now.
It was getting late, and Passover was starting tonight!
Until last year, Jacob and his family had lived in Russia, where he and his friends would run in and out of each other's homes, one house right next to the other. But now his family had moved to Argentina, and to Jacob, it seemed that friends were harder to find in this new land. Could his new friend Benito join them for the seder? Would he? Could a Passover meal here in Argentina — with cowboys, ponchos, chickens, and horses — feel like home, too?
How It’s Made: Matzah
By Allison Ofanansky
Photographs by Eliyahu Alpern
How is matzah made?
When and why do we eat it?
What is Passover, anyway?
Meet the people who make matzah — by hand or in factories — and see how they keep to the strict 18-minute limit, mirroring the Israelites' race against time over 2,000 years ago. Find out how the matzah-making process is more than just mixing flour with water, and shows us the value of doing things together.
Bake your own matzah, decorate an Elijah's cup and grow your own greens. Watch it all unfold with more than 100 stunning photos that reveal a fascinating world behind the scenes.
To see the rest of our collection, visit our Apples & Honey Press website.
Golem members: Watch your inbox for your link to How it's Made: Matzah in turn-page format for this Passover so you can share with your remote students. Not a Golem member? Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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