Business Resources

If you own/run a business (for profit or non-profit) that Jewish family educators can benefit from knowing about - or you know of a business that falls into this category, please create a new thread in this discussion forum with the following information:


  • Name of the business
  • Core product or service that JFEs would be interested in and why.
  • If it's a product/service you have used, in what way did you use it?
  • If you want to "test" a product with the JFEs or get suggestions/ideas about a product from the JFEs, explain.
  • Website link
  • Other contact information

Edited Tue, Sep 13, 2011 6:36 PM

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Jewish Educators will benefit from using The Mitzvah Bowl as a 'mitzvah project' resource for their students.

The Mitzvah Bowl is an online resource for tweens, teens and families to find a meaningful mitzvah or community service project.  The projects are listed by interests so that students may discover a way to use their talents to volunteer within the organization.

The Mitzvah Bowl is based in the Greater Philadelphia area, however students from across the U.S. will benefit from all of the unique ideas, mitzvah project stories, twitter and facebook feeds and blog.     

Email:, Cheryl Friedenberg & Val Franklin, Co-Founders

Jewish Holidays in a Box is an easy-to-use resource for Jewish family educators and parents who would benefit from kits that bring together the key components to celebrate Jewish holidays with young children, ages 4-10. 

Each kit includes holiday background and blessings, as well as games, decorating ideas and a CD tutorial to demystify the meaning and pronunciation of terms and blessings. 

Our discussion guides will help parents create informal, fun learning groups while their children are in school.  Parents will become more comfortable leading celebrations at home, thereby reinforcing what Sunday school is doing and helping build lasting family memories.  (We believe that helping parents find an entry point to celebrating Jewish holidays is critical to the family's "kesher" with Judaism.)

Feel free to share ideas of how our kits can be of greater value.                     Ellen Zimmerman


Edited Wed, Sep 14, 2011 11:40 AM

Just wanted to let Shevet members know that our Hanukkah kits are now available.  And we're noticing one thing that really differentiates us -- our goal is to support parents, grandparents, and educators as they explore and learn with their children and grandchildren.  We are all about family education.

Highlights from the Hanukkah Kits
complete contents at

CD Tutorial to give you the confidence you need to participate fully in celebrations in your home, with other families and at synagogue. Listen to it in the privacy of your home - whenever it's convenient for you. You learn the key Hanukkah blessings - word by word, then phrase by phrase - until you master them! Never be embarrassed again.

Core Concepts identifying three key elements/ideas/words you can use to bring each holiday alive -- with ideas of how to do that. By focusing on three concepts that work with young children, it's easier to learn, easier to teach, easier to build memories.

Family Games, including Hanukkah Bingo (boards for 4 players, plus instructions); dreidels for 4 plus instructions

Quick Reference Cards with Hanukkah blessings, candle-lighting tips, songs, etc.

Cardboard Menorah with candles and flames to color; no child is too young to "light" this menorah!

PLUS - glossary, traditional foods, easy decorating ideas and materials, Hanukkah thank you notes, coloring pages, and much more.

We're glad to talk to anybody who wants to know more.  Thanks!

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