The festival will take place on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park) located at 2551 Motor Ave. Los Angeles from 11am - 6pm.
Over 15,000 community members and lovers of Israel will celebrate the State of Israel with live entertainment, hands-on activities, culture, food & arts.
This year’s festival will give attendees the opportunity to visit various sites of Jerusalem, learn about the Old City and travel back in time to learn about the magnificent history of Jerusalem our capital.Attendees are encouraged to stop in the different pavilions throughout the park, and meet the many organizations that will be offering hands–on projects and activities for the entire family.
Come and meet us at our booth at the Celebrate Israel Festival. The booth will be at the Shuk Machane Yehuda compound.
This Year we are having a big sale up to 50% off.
We will offer children's books, workbooks, toys, games and more and all in the Hebrew language.
The sale starts at 11 AM, limited stock
Enjoy performances throughout the day including Israeli mega star Dudu Aharon and the official ceremony with local dignitaries. Enjoy mutli-cultural entertainment showcasing Jewish culture, local singers and Israeli Folk Dance Company “Machol Lohet” sponsored by MATI.
A non-stop action packed stage will feature performances in Hebrew and English including a Sportuly and Naama to name a few.
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy high-energy entertainment throughout the day: Face painting, petting zoo, balloon art, fun amusement rides for the entire family, Kids Space Museum and so much more!
Design, build, create and be inspired at our famous CreateLab, open all day with multiple FREE art projects for the entire family. Express yourself and enjoy arts and crafts with our entire community.
Stroll through one of the most colorful spots in Jerusalem. Walking through the Shuk, you will feel right at home with artists from Israel and local vendors selling art, jewelry, Judaica, home goods and gifts.
Enjoy traditional food and "street fare" that will inspire your next trip to Israel - all 100% Kosher!
Stop by for drink, catch up with old friends and meet new ones at the bar (21+ w valid ID). This is the place to meet and mingle with other young professionals at the bar. Don't forget to try out your singing talents at the Karaoke area at the bar. Glance at our schedule to see what performances are taking place at the bar as well.
Visit our 32ft-long Kotel where you can place your note. It will be delivered to the Holy Land this summer and placed in the Kotel in your behalf!
Take a tour through the Kotel Tunnels and learn about the history of Jerusalem and the many hidden gems of one of the oldest cities in the world. At the end of the tunnel, meet the Kotel Tunnel guide from Israel who will explain the history of the Tunnels and Jerusalem.
PRE- SALE $10 until 4/15/17 only
Regular ticket price is $15 until May 6
Price at the door is $20
The Israeli author Yael Biran wrote the educational children's book "A Fence, some sheep, and a little guy with a big problem".
In my small bedroom, on my desk, back in 1991, was an open physics textbook and a mostly empty notebook, for writing down equations and calculation while revising for my final exams.
I must have been staring at the wall for a long while before I started doodling in my notebook. I was very tired; my parents where in the other room watching the evening news, so it was probably around 9pm, I was thinking how you count sheep in order to fall asleep and my hand drew a sheep.
I looked at my sheep; it was jumping over a fence.
With a head full of physics exam questions and applied problem solving, I picked up my pencil again and drew her friend- pushing herself under the fence.
Suddenly I was awake, a new puzzle was raising it’s head and it was so much more interesting than ‘ A ball is falling to earth in an arc from a low gravity planet…’
I can’t tell you how long it took me but by the time I had drawn 15 different sheep, my parents where still watching the evening news. I was so proud of my little flock that I went to show them to my Dad. He was an amazing man, and instead of saying something along the lines of ‘Is this what you call studying for your physics exam ??!!’ he flicked through my notebook, then handed it back to me and said ‘go draw some more’. When excitedly I returned with 24 sheep, he smiled and said ‘now go write their story’.
Today, these little sheep teach adults and children all over, about the rainbow of possible solutions when facing a problem. The sheep in the book are non-judgmental; they don’t rank in order of anything. They are simply options, each with its pros and its cons, each relevant for some fences in life and not for others.
These little sheep have taught me a lot.
Talking to kids about the book is always fantastic; it opens an indirect door into important conversations, and gives us a glimpse into what is going on in their life. I vividly remember a moment when a 10-year-old girl taught me about ‘points of view’.
She told me how the band of committed sheep I wrote about - a group of sheep who get together and with the strength of a common goal simply trample the fence - each bringing the little she has in order to create an unstoppable force, that group of proud and united sheep- scared her. How she saw them as a group of bullies, as aviolent mob. I was struck by the complete opposite way an action can be experienced. It made total sense, but until she said it I never thought of them that way.
I must admit, it also made me happy that the sheep were described in such a way, that they allowed for individual meaning to be easily applied, regardless of what I meant it to be.
I love this book, a lot because it is adaptable; I really hope you will too.
The book was published in israel, the first edition was in Hebrew and in 2013 it was translated to more languages.
We at Pashoshim.com are truly honored to have the book in our catalog and it is recommended for young children.
For the Children's books catalog - Click Here
We are pleased to introduce you two books dealing with parents’ daily concerns. The books were written by Michal Daliot, a popular figure in the world of Israeli education;
In many families life fights between siblings are a familiar and disturbing phenomenon. Parents often drag themselves to their children's fights when trying to stop them, but most times they are just fanning the fight. Michal Daliot gives children a first opportunity to recognize the educational solutions she offers, without the mediation of parents.
Michel is known primarily for the hit TV show, Super Nanny, where she joins a family, helps and advises parents on the difficulties of raising children. In addition, every Friday Michal broadcasts radio programs where she answers listeners’ questions on the subjects of family. She is a regular columnist on the subject of parenting and raising children on the MAKO site.
Short video on fights between siblings:
Michal received her preschoolers teaching certification in 1971 from Levinsky College in the academic reserve.
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Purim is a very special holiday for children, it features costumes and food packages alongside stories about the Jewish Mordecai and Haman. Each year, children compete amongst them who has the most original and creative costume.
This year, in Pashoshim, we celebrated the holiday in two ways which symbolize the holiday itself:
This year we conducted a global costume contest on our Facebook page, participants uploaded images of their children dressed up for Purim in original costumes. The winner of the competition was decided by the level of originality and interest of the costume and by the number of likes he received on the picture he uploaded.
The competition was very close, so in third place this year, won two costumes, and these are the winners for 2014:
The Awards that were handed out:
First place – The Jewish Murdechi from Mexico
Second place - Dragon from Israel
Third place - Spaghetti Bolognese from Israel and a princess from Australia
More pictures from Purim contest:
Snow White, Lion, Hello Kitty and Elephant.
Minnie Mouse, Colgate and a Lion
Fire Man, Spiderman and a Smurfs.
What is actually “Adloyada?”
Adloyada is a funny and mocking exhibition held on Shushan Purim or Purim. Holding the Adloyada is a tradition that began in the early days of Tel Aviv in 1912.
The Adloyada includes dancers, bands, orchestras and huge moving installations with puppets. The most famous and successful Adloyada is held in Holon, for the- 22 time.
Each year a theme is chosen for the major parade, this years parade was marked by “a Latin rhythm.”
Pashoshim staff came to cover the event and has returned with experiences – this year’s parade was made up from a crazy South American carnival atmosphere that combined giant installations, special performances from abroad, 4,500 dancers, bands, orchestras, theatrical street acrobatics, pyrotechnics and much more...
Each region in South America received representation on a moving stage with puppets and dancers. The parade began with the performance of a large Mexican wearing a huge sombrero, while in the background there was musical composition of Mexican musicians, an Inca temple and large cactuses. Afterwards came the 2 superstars of FC Barcelona; The Argentinian Messi and Niimar the Brazilian, as dolls of course. Later, we saw the amazing landscapes and rare animals of Latin America while they were deployed in the performance of the Galapagos Islands which was stuffed with giant lizards, iguanas and turtles.
Another interesting exhibit was the performance of the world's Prime ministers - Benjamin Netanyahu, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and Rychani participated in the parade.
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Purim is one of the favorite Jewish holidays for kids. The holidays are filled with family time, some parents prepare together with their kids home made costumes, and others are picking out costumes with their kids at the costume's shop.
Here in Pashoshim we would like to offer you a great family activity for you and for your kids; making together Hamantaschens, or in its Hebrew name Ozney Haman. What is Hamantaschens you ask? Hamantaschen is a cookie in the Jewish cuisine that has been known for its three-cornered shape. This food is eaten during the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Preparing this cookie will serve as a perfect time for parents and their children to bond and have fun.
You can see a pick of the recipe on Chef David video.
Ingredients (four dozen)
In a mixing bowl mix oil, margarine and sugar, add orange juice and eggs. Mix all these ingredians well, then blend them with the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder and salt. Roll the mixture to a large ball and divide it to 4. Roll out each piece thinly at around 1/8 inch by using your floured board. With a cup or glass's rim (depanding on the size that you desire) cut the dough to circles. In the center of each circle put ½-2/3 tsp of filling.
Now, lift the left and the right sides of the circle and leave the bottom part down. They should meet just over the filling, lift the bottom side as well and make him meet the other 2 parts you lifted. Tighten each meeting point, you should get the shape of a triangle.
Preheat your oven with a temperature of 180 degrees. Brush the dough with a beaten egg, then place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them all at 180 degrees for about 10-20 minutes (just before they turn brown).
You can replace the mohn with different fillings like chocolate, dates, nuts mixture or any other filling you like.
Happy Purim everyone!
We would like you to know the people behind your children's books, in each month we will post on the blog one of the most influence Hebrew children's author and our recommendation of one of his books.
This month we chose Miriam Roth and here famous book Tale of Five Balloons (Ma'ase Behamisha Balonim).
The Author Miriam Roth:
Miriam Roth was one of the beloved children's authors in Israel. She was born at 1910 in Slovakia and immigrated to Israel in 1931. She learned psychology and pedagogy, and taught preschool education. Over the years she published 23 books for children and 6 books about education and children's literature. Miriam received many prices, among them: the Ze'ev Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1990), the UNICEF Prize for "Tale of Five Balloons" (1998), and the Bialik Prize (2002).
Ma'ase Behamisha Balonim won one of the most important prize in the field and is our recommendation for December:
Tale of Five Balloons (Ma'ase Behamisha Balonim):
The book is one of Israel's most favorite classics, he is one of the first books read to toddlers in pre-school and escorts children's childhood for the past 40 years.
One day Ruthie's mom brings home a wonderful surprise - 5 balloons! Each in a different color. All the kids are excited! They decide to go out with the balloons, but then something bad happen: Uri's balloon burst on a rose bush… one by one the balloons are leaving in different ways and the kids learn to accept the disappointment of losing some thing they like.
The book is written in a simple way and easy to connect to.
For the book - Click Here
On Pashoshim there are more of Miriam's books that you can check out:
Habait shel Yael:
Early Childhood Classics - now in a new edition with hard cardboard pages. Young Yael is looking for a place for herself, come and help her…
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A classic Hebrew book for the preschool ages.
The kids want hot corn, they walk towards him and accompany themselves with singing and laughing. Story with joy, hope, disappointment and resourceful.
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Eifo Navot?: (Where is navot)
Where is Navot? One day Navot learns how to play hide and seek, he hides so well that no one can find him.
A sweet book about the game that sweeps off the whole family.
For the book - Click Here
See you next month
The Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, is almost here! The most familiar and beloved Hanukkah food is the Sufgania. Warm, sweet and delicious, the Sufgania comes with many filling - from the simple strawberry jam through chocolate or dulce de leche.
Making Hanukkah donuts with your kids can be a special holiday custom, you will have quality time with them. So start to think which filling you choose for your Sufgania…
Ingredients (for 30 Sufganiot):
Place half kg flour, yeast, milk, sugar, eggs, butter, brandy and lemon zest in the mixer bowl and mix it with hook attachment until you get integral liquid mixture. Slowly add the rest of the flour while kneading the dough in the mixer for 5 more minutes to smooth and shiny dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise until it double its size. Powder your working surface with a lot of flour and take your dough there, cut it to small balls size of an egg, round them and place them on oiled surface. Brash the balls with oil so they wouldn’t dry and let them rise, again, until they double their size. Warm oil in a big pot for deep frying and carefully place the balls in the boiling oil. Fry the donut for 2 minutes on each side, take it out and place it on a paper towel for a minute or two.
Fill the donuts:
To fill the donut put jam in a pastry bag, with a knife make a small hole in each donut. Using the pastry bag fill the hole with jam. Dust some powdered sugar on top.