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  1. Love Chocolate? Discover Its Connection to Sephardic Jews in A New "High­ly Rec­om­mend­ed" Story

    Love Chocolate? Discover Its Connection to Sephardic Jews in A New "High­ly Rec­om­mend­ed" Story

    A lot of chocolate is purchased in Feburary, whether as gifts or personal consumption. It's also not too early to decide whether to host a chocolate seder this year.

    However you enjoy chocolate, there's a lot of backstory to how chocolate came to Europe, and eventually, the United States, via Sephardic Jews. 

    The Chocolate King by Michael Leventhal and illustrated by Laura Catalan "tells the sur­pris­ing sto­ry of Jew­ish refugees from Spain who brought choco­late to France in the sev­en­teenth cen­tu­ry. Weav­ing togeth­er fairy tale ele­ments and his­to­ry, the intergenerati

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  2. Love Chocolate? Discover Its Connection to Sephardic Jews

    Love Chocolate? Discover Its Connection to Sephardic Jews

    Welcome February with chocolate. 

    A lot of chocolate is purchased in this short month, whether as gifts or personal consumption. It's also not too early to decide whether to host a chocolate seder this year.

    However you enjoy chocolate, there's a lot of backstory to how chocolate came to Europe, and eventually, the United States, via Sephardic Jews. 

    Coming on February 1 is The Chocolate King by Michael Leventhal and illustrated by Laura Catalan, which tells an intergenerational story of chocolate and the Jewish community in Spain and France.

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  3. A New Year and A Fresh Start: How One Congregation is Welcoming Back Families

    A New Year and A Fresh Start: How One Congregation is Welcoming Back Families

    Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh has a lot to celebrate this fall: it's 75th anniversary and a return to the synagogue after the pandemic. And of course, Rosh Hashanah, the new year and a season of renewal.

    The synagogue is creating Caring Bags for each member of the congregation, to be sent out before High Holidays. Among the many items included in the bags will be a hand-picked book for each adult and child. This will mark the kickoff of a year-long program that involves members reading the same book and accompaying programming around the book's theme.  

    The 8-10-year-olds at the synagogue will be receiving Once Upon an Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story, by Elana Rubinstein and published by Apples & Honey Press. This chapter book about

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  4. Afikomen Gifts Through Jewish Storytelling

    For Passover, consider giving these children’s books from Apples & Honey Press, sure to connect young readers to their Jewish roots.
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  5. New Children's Books Hitting the Shelves in August

    For the fall season, we’ve got six new Apples & Honey Press books headed your way. Which one will you read first?
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  6. Teaching the Holocaust to Children

    Teaching the Holocaust to Children
    The best way to broach tough topics with students is through age-appropriate ways. We have some resources.
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  7. The Wonder of Creation – Through Color

    The Wonder of Creation – Through Color
    How can you help children stop and notice – the sun, the leaves, the flowers and so much more – and appreciate where they all came from?
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  8. Help Children Conquer Their Fear to Protect Themselves – and Others

    Help Children Conquer Their Fear to Protect Themselves – and Others

    Recent measles outbreaks serve as reminders that each of us can help fight this highly contagious disease. Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor is a way to help young children understand that they can protect themselves and others.

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  9. Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks

    Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks
    Add some color to the holidays with these entertaining storybooks.
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  10. Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks

    Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks
    Celebrate Jewish holidays, heritage, and history with these winning storybooks from Apples & Honey Press.
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