Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tu B'Shvat Educational Websites and Videos

Hi Everyone!

Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees, falls on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, January 20 this year (5771 / 2011). This Jewish mini-holiday is of major importance to our appreciation of Nature and our relationship to it.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz: Tu B'Shvat

Which fruit is used to make wine ?
When did Kabbalists originate the Tu B'shvat Seder ?
How many glasses of wine are drunk at the Tu B'Shvat seder ?
What branch of a tree did the dove bring back after the flood ?
How many days does the Hebrew month of Shvat have ?
What is associated with both Chanukah and Tu B'Shvat ?
In Israel, what happens to trees starting on the 15th of Shvat ?
Since 1901, how many trees has the Jewish National Fund
planted in Israel ?
According to the Torah, which fruits did the spies bring to the children of Israel in the wilderness ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings. Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

Free Tu B'Shvat Clipart

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project, a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Tu B'Shvat announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in three different sizes.

My Jewish Games

Multilingual Word Search Game: Tu B'Shvat
Enter the Multilingual Word Search game and choose the language you would like to play in: English, Hebrew or Russian. There is an easy mode for the kids and a harder
mode for us big kids. Each game is randomly generated. You can even print out a blank game (and the solution page) for offline playing.

Cool Tu B'Shvat Videos

To learn more about Tu B'Shvat, I posted on my website 51 links about Tu B'Shvat, ranging from history and customs to graphics and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish,French, Portuguese and German
The web address is:

Please share this message with friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Alef-Bet Page

Hi Everyone!

I created on my website a new educational resource called:
The Alef-Bet Page

The Alef-Bet Page has online and printable Hebrew alphabet charts which include the Hebrew letters in three formats: block, script, and Rashi. The charts also have the numeric value of each letter.

The address is:

Please share the page. Thanks!

Have a good day,