Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Children are donning their goggles and flexing their muscles for Sinai Sensation, a feature exhibit at the Jewish Children’s Museum in honor of the pending holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. Children are invited to retrace the steps of the Jewish People’s exodus from
Blending with the normal Museum tour, Sinai Sensation offers a host of engaging Sinai experiences. Children will turn into archaeologists by putting on goggles and fishing through a mock water-bed to find ancient treasures left behind during the splitting of the sea. Kids can find a wealth (literally!) of surprises; the deeper the dig, the more exciting the find.
The more earthy tribe member will revel in the Desert Challenge, a more competitive and demanding version of the Jewish peoples’ desert-trek. Kids get to strategies and traverse their way through a 36’ rock-climbing wall – without protective clouds or a torch leading the way.
All swimmers and climbers eventually find their way to
Along with all the Sinai interaction, the Museum will be bringing children even more up close by revealing ancient Torah scrolls and teaching about the Torah’s intricate writing process.
Sinai Sensation is accented by a live Shavuot game show and original Torah craft.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
More than 500 children learned how to bake matzah Wednesday during Operation: Message in a Matzah at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y. Part of the museum’s annual matzah workshop, the joint program with the Bal Harbour, Fla.-based Aleph Institute sent a package of specially-baked Passover matzah to Jewish soldiers stationed abroad for every matzah the children baked themselves. The museum visitors also filled out cards to bring smiles to American military personnel.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
304,805: Letters in a Torah scroll.
3,320: Years since the first Torah was handwritten on raw parchment.
1: Chance to try it yourself.
Children explore every element of the Torah-making experience during this spellbinding event. Uncover the history of hundred-year-old scrolls, see and handle unfinished hides for parchment, mix ink, fashion goose-feather quills and try your own scribal-scribble!
Workshop includes Torahs, Tefillin and Mezuzot of different traditions that survived persecution through the ages.