Family (and Frog!) Haggadah

"Of COURSE it's a real Haggadah. But it's the only one that's got ME in it, and that's what makes it TOADily awesome. And the seder takes about 30-45 minutes, so I don't croak before we get to eat!" --Frog

In stock
SKU:
1937
ISBN:
9780874419375
Product Type:
Printed Material
Grade Level:
4-6
$7.95
Make your seder different from all other seders!

Start with a traditional Haggadah text, add vibrant artwork, your favorite songs, and fun facts to it. Then add a hopping frog to its pages, and you'll get...

The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah!

Pass on your timeless heritage while creating new seder traditions that you and your family will look forward to repeating year after year.

Quantity discounts available for synagogues and community events. Save 30% on orders of 30 or more haggadot.

About the Authors:

Karen Rostoker-Gruber is an award-winning children's book author and humorist. She has six picture books and four adult humor books to her name. She is also a ventriloquist and performs with Maria, her puppet, in schools and libraries.

Rabbi Ron Isaacs is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where he has served for forty years. Currently, he is also serving as the Rabbi of Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood, New Jersey, which is the only synagogue in Cape May County on the Jersey Shore. Author of more than 100 books, his Ask the Rabbi book and website (www.rabbiron.com) keeps him busy answering an eggz-traordinary collection of questions.

"Frog is jumping everywhere"

An energetic, inquisitive young amphibian leaps onto the pages of the Haggadah. by Johanna Ginsberg

Read the article here

"The Witty and Weird of Passover Products"

"The distruptive frog in the story spills the wine, bathes in the bowl of salt water and expresses his intention to make the evening "TOADily awesome." article by Joanne Kaufman

Read the article here

"A haggadah is a guidebook for holding a seder, the festive meal associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Like any traditional haggadah, this volume reads left to right (Hebrew style). The text is in English, with prayers and songs in both Hebrew and transliteration. This "family haggadah" has activities, fun facts, and a humorous cartoon frog to engage young seder participants while providing lucidly written, thorough text for more advanced readers. The "Think About" prompts are well designed for encouraging intergenerational discussion. There are several nice touches, such as suggestions for vegetarian seder plate options (for example, substituting a beet for the bone), the inclusion of Miriam's cup along with Elijah's cup, and the replacement of the traditional, somewhat judgmental "wicked" and "simple" sons with gender-neutral "defiant" and "uncomplicated" children. The art features well-composed photographs of contemporary seder participants, reproductions of Passover art through the ages, and clear photos of ceremonial objects (seder plate, wine cup)."

-School Library Journal


"This innovative Haggadah stars Frog (yes, he of the plague). The traditional text is peppered with Frog's mischievous contributions and complaints. In a play on the word seder, which means order, Frog asks, "Hey, can we change the seder of the seder and sing first?" Frog helps us search for chametz as well as burn it safely...There are lively games and provocative topics for discussion. Hopefully, players of all ages will survive the challenging game of Hot Matzah Ball. The Haggadah juxtaposes Jackie Urbanovic's playful frog art with historical illustrations such as "Passover Cleaning" from the 1320 Golden Haggadah and a 1901 framed souvenir from the Fifth Zionist Congress."

-Hadassah Magazine

Welcome to the Seder

by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky

Perfect for:

  • An inclusive, welcoming seder
  • Guests from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Guests who have never attended a seder before

Description:

  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 60-minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special features:

  • Seder checklist
  • Explanations of unusual additions to the seder plate
  • Clear directions for leaders and participants
  • Vibrant, inspirational, and mindful artwork
  • Multicultural connections throughout the text
  • A sensitive portrayal of The Four Children
  • Questions for discussion
  • Reflective passages by a variety of different contributors

The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah

by Karen Rostoker-Gruber and Rabbi Ron Isaacs

Perfect for:

  • Families with young children
  • Multigenerational families
  • People hosting a seder for the first time

Description:

  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 30-45 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special Features:

  • A traditional seder, with a new injection of fun to keep children engaged
  • Large format for easy reading
  • Beautiful Passover artwork
  • Gender-sensitive language
  • Lively retelling of the Passover story
  • Oh, and Frog.
by Dena Neusner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of all ages
  • Intergenerational seders
  • Those new to hosting Passover
Description:
  • 48 color pages
  • 30-60 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Planning guide included
  • Links to additional resources and recipes online
  • Seder transliterated Hebrew encourages participation
  • Hebrew provided for all blessings
by Rebecca Redner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of varying abilities and disabilities
  • Families with children of all ages

Description:

  • More than 70 vibrant photographs of children of all abilities and disabilities participating in seder
  • Presents over 150 picture communication symbols developed by Mayer-Johnson™
  • 30-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Easy to hold
  • Respectful to all participants
  • Mayer-Johnson™ is the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language, and learning challenges
by Elie Gindi

Perfect for:
  • Families with young children
  • Congregational seders
Description:
  • 40 color pages
  • 30-45 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Large format, open layout
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Plagues illustrated in a light-hearted, child-friendly way
  • Includes The Frog Song and Bang, Bang, Bang
  • Transliteration of all blessings and songs encourages participation
  • Some Hebrew provided
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A Family Haggadah
by Rabbi Dr. John Levy and Naomi Tippett

Perfect for:
  • Families with elementary school children
  • Model seders
  • Congregational seders
Description:
  • 64 color pages
  • Flexible time commitment --Vary the length of your seder from 30 minutes to 2 hours
Special Features:
  • Illustrated with beautiful collages and flowers created by schoolchildren
  • Annotations explain the rituals to foster understanding
  • Optional discussion questions
  • Hebrew provided throughout
  • Blessings transliterated
  • Ten pages of songs, with Hebrew, English, and transliteration
  • Companion website lets you hear the songs
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by Mordecai Kaplan, Eugene Kohn, and Ira Eisenstein

Perfect for:
  • Teens, young adults, adults
  • Youth group, college group seders
  • Interfaith seders
  • Those who prefer a gender-neutral haggadah that includes some modern rituals
Description:
  • 112 black and white pages
  • 90-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Revised and updated version of reconstructionist classic The New Haggadah
  • Broad themes of slavery and freedom in modern as well as biblical times
  • Unique American view of the Passover liberation theme
  • Vignettes of Jews during the Civil War, the Civil Rights movement, and Operation Exodus
  • 20 pages of songs, including Who Knows One
  • Hebrew throughout
  • Some blessings and songs transliterated

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by Chaim Stern

Perfect for:
  • Adults
  • Those who prefer a traditional seder
Description:
  • 128 black and white pages
  • 90+ minute seder
Special Features:
  • Traditional seder
  • Over 130 commentaries, quotes, and anecdotes--with their sources--to foster discussion
  • Clearly marked sections help you shorten the service
  • Music for 16 blessings and songs allow musical accompaniment
  • Hebrew throughout, often matched line-by-line with English translation
  • Songs and selected blessings transliterated
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