Page 1

torah aura productions & mahir judaica Spring Holiday catalog

www.torahaura.com

Five percent discount on all orders over one hundred dollars

Expires February 28, 2012

Prices subject to change

1


Materials for Purim & Passover We Were Slaves: An Interactive Haggadah

Here is a short, accurate, clear, and easy to use Haggadah. This is both the perfect teaching Haggadah and the ideal volume for home use. The text is traditional but shortened, the graphics highlight the structure and steps in the Haggadah, and the seder it offers is both brief yet complete. We Were Slaves hAGGADAH  [#57197] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95 12 + (PER COPY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.50

A Time to Celebrate grade 1-2. seven 16-page booklets. Purim, Passover.

A Time to Celebrate Purim is designed to teach Passover in concrete ideas appropriate to first- and second-grade students. These full-color sixteen-page booklets includes a short guide for parents and teachers.

Drops of Honey Lessons Idie Benjamin & Dale Sides Cooperman preschool and kindergarten. four-page lessons. jewish holidays, family.

Drops of Honey lessons are designed for the pre-school and kindergarten market. It is a set of resources designed for use in class and for parents to use at home. Drops of Honey Purim lesson includes twelve copies of the student material. The Drops of Honey teacher’s guide includes parent material and covers all ten of the holiday lessons.

A Time to Celebrate Purim introduces the heroes and villians of the Purim story, as well as the ways we celebrate the holiday. A Time to Celebrate Passover introduces the rituals and ritual items celebrated in a Seder. A Time to Celebrate Shavuot explains how we celebrate the holiday.

Drops of Honey Purim  [#19206] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Drops of Honey Passover  [#19203] . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 Drops of Honey Shavuot  [#19209] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 Drops of Honey Holidays Guide  [#19211] . . . . . . . . $10.95

A Time to Celebrate Purim  [#59904] . . . . . $2.50 A Time to Celebrate Passover  [#59905] . . . $2.50 A Time to Celebrate Shavuot  [#59906] . . . $2.50

2


and spring holidays Whole-School Curriculum The Whole-School Purim lessons—a spiral curriculum, in which each lesson focuses on a different aspect of Israel. Lessons contain twelve student folders and a teacher’s guide.

Whole-School lessons are $12.95 each.

Purim I Grades 1–2

II Grades 2–3

III Grades 3–4

IV Grades 4–5

Passover Purim Symbols [#66131] This lesson teaches the ritual objects, symbols, and mitzvot of Purim.

Passover Symbols [#66141] This lesson teaches the ritual objects, symbols, and mitzvot of Passover.

The Purim Story [#66132] This lesson introduces the story of Purim.

The Passover Story [#66142] This lesson introduces the story of Passover.

The Purim Project [#66133] This is the story of Rob, who delivers shalah manot to Mrs. Lurie.

A Passover Story [#66143] This lesson has a story that helps students understand the themes of Passover.

Purim Mitzvot and Blessings [#66134] Introduces the blessing said before hearing the megillah.

Mastering the Four Questions [#66144] This lesson teaches the chanting of the four questions.

Write Stuff: Esther Write Stuff: Esther offers you ways of approaching the megillah—read the text, use guide questions to focus on a few major issues, or look at the midrashim. A guide is included.

Grades 5–7.

[#66052] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Gonzo Megillah Game instant lesson. Grade 5–7. purim.

This lesson helps students master the complexity of the Purim story and learn some lessons from it. [#25706] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

V Grades 5–6

VI Grades 6–7

VII Grades 7–8

Purim Food [#66135] Introduces the history and customs of the Purim foods.

Passover Foods [#66145] Matzah and rules for hametz are discussed.

The Illuminated Megillah [#66136] Introduces the art of the illuminated megillah.

The Art of Passover [#66146] This lesson considers the seder items and symbols.

Our Purim Problem [#66137] Looks at the issues surrounding alcohol abuse and drinking on Purim.

Fifteen Steps to Freedom [#66147] Explains the fifteen steps of the seder as a spiritual journey.

3

Two Mitzvot of Giving instant lesson. 5–7. purim, tzedakah.

This lesson explores the two different kinds of gifts on Purim— Shelah Manot (gifts given to friends) and Matanot la’Evyonim (gifts to the poor). [#61217] . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95


Materials for Purim, Passover Alef Celebration Lessons Think Prophets—Elijah

grades 1–2. 24 full-color sticker lessons. jewish holidays.

Think Prophets: Elijah students will look at the biblical and folklore versions of Elijah’s life. A separate teacher’s guide is available. Grades 5–7. In

Think Prophets—Elijah  [#61104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Teacher’s Guide [#61116] . . $10.95

The Seder Board Game Twelve to one hundred players can join in this floor-sized game that takes players through the seder experience. Perfect family activity or the antidote to the ever-present model seder. [#57012] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

The Alef Celebration Lessons for Purim and two for Passover introduce the vocabulary, practices, and meaning of the holiday. Lessons provide set induction, core vocabulary, drill activity, and closure for each lesson. The lessons contain a read-aloud introduction, vocabulary stickers and an interactive exercise. A teacher’s guide is available. • Purim—The Story introduces the characters and story of Purim. • Purim—What We Do highlights the mitzvot and celebrations of Purim. • Passover—The Story quickly covers the story of the Exodus. • Passover—What We Do offers an overview of what we do at the Seder. • Seven Weeks of Remebrance introduces the the holidays that fall between Passover and Shavuot, including Yom ha-Shoah, Yom ha-Atzma’ut, and Yom ha-Zikaron. • Shavuot explains the mitzvot and celebrations of Shavuot. Alef Celebration lesson: Purim—The Story   [#12219] . . . . . . . . $12.95 Alef Celebration lesson: Purim—What We Do  [#12220] . . . . . . . $12.95 Alef Celebration lesson: Passover—The Story   [#12221] . . . . . . $12.95 Alef Celebration lesson: Passover—What We Do  [#12222] . . . . . $12.95 Alef Celebration lesson: 7 Weeks of Remembering   [#12223] . . . $12.95 Alef Celebration lesson: Shavuot  [#12224] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Teacher’s Guide [#12283] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

Jewish Parenting: Talking about… Passover This lesson offers parents the resources to talk about and participate in the ritual of Passover. Talking about Passover  [#34154] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Purim instant lesson. family. purim.

This lesson offers parents the resources to talk about and participate in the ritual of Purim. [#34153] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

My Exodus, DVD Grades 3–4. DVD. the exodus.

Six delightful students offer their own personal accounts of their experiences leaving Egypt. Perfect for studying the Exodus in the Torah as well as from the perspective of Passover. My Exodus [Item# 16701] . . $19.95

4


and spring holidays Whole-School Curriculum The Whole-School Purim lessons—a spiral curriculum, in which each lesson focuses on a different aspect of Israel. Lessons contain twelve student folders and a teacher’s guide. Whole-School lessons are $12.95 each.

earth day

Yom ha-atzma’ut

Shavuot

I Grades 1–2

In Our Image [Item #66201] Students try to understand what it means to be in the image of both God and the other animals.

Symbols of the State of Israel [Item #66181] Students learn about the symbols of Israel found in the flag and the menorah.

Shavuot Symbols [Item #66161] This lesson teaches the ritual objects and symbols of Shavuot.

Israeli Food

II

Guarding the Planet [Item #66202] Students explore what it means to be a guardian, and how they can become environmental guardians.

The Story of Shavuot [Item #66162] This lesson introduces the story of Shavuot.

Caring for Animals [Item #66203] Stories of how our ancestors interacted with animals and commit to actions to help animals on an ongoing basis.

The Story of Israel [Item #66183] Go back in time and meet Israel’s founding fathers and mothers.

Why God Chose Mt. Sinai [Item #66163] Why did God choose Mt. Sinai as the place to give Torah?

Birkhot ha-Nehanim [Item #66204] Students reflect upon and learn about Jewish blessings related to the natural world and our senses.

Biblical Israel

The Ten Commandments [Item #66164] Teaches about the Ten Commandments.

Grades 2–3

III Grades 3–4

IV Grades 4–5

V Grades 5–6

VI Grades 6–7

VII Grades 7–8

[Item #66182] Students

learn about and make delicious Israeli food.

[Item #66184] Students visit ancient Israel to find places described in the Bible.

Beyond Bal Tash’hit [Item #66205] Students learn about the challenges of waste; Explore the values of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink.

Ha-Tikvah

Exploring Modern Jewish Food Ethics [Item #66206] Students reflect on food in Jewish ritual and analyze modern Jewish food ethics.

Aliyah & The Law of Return

Exploring a Jewish Response to Climate Change [Item #66207] Students consider their Jewish responsibility in the area of climate change.

Jerusalem, Holy City [Item #66187] Students examine Jerusalem’s various names to understand its holiness.

[Item #66185] Students

study the history of and translate part of Israel’s national anthem.

[Item #66186]

Students learn about immigrants who have made aliyah to Israel.

5

Shavuot Food [Item #66165] Foods for Shavuot and why we serve dairy on Shavuot are discussed.

The Art of the Sofer [Item #66166] Looks at the artistry of a sofer. Students are encouraged to try it themselves.

Megillat Ruth [Item #66167] This lesson helps students understand the story of Ruth.


a

Purim Prizes

b

   Perfect as carnival prizes or party gifts.

a. Metal Graggers 

[#80731] . . . . . . . Colorful 4-1/2 inch metal graggers are ready to keep Haman away.

. . $.65

b. Penguin Egg [#320101] . . . . . . . . . . . .$1.15 Oozy, gooey,putty. Colorful putty surrounds a soft animal inside. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

c

d

c. Bouncing Putty (price for 2)  [#320102] . . . . $2.80 Lightweight, easy to shape that bounces too. Assorted colors. Price is for two containers and you need to order in multiples of two. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

d. Silly Putty Eggs (price for 2)  [#320103] . . . . $2.10 Two Silly Putty Eggs. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

e

e. Dolphin Bubble Necklace [#320202] . . . . .$.99 Lets blow bubbles. Dolphin is approx 3½" inches and comes on a 26" necklace. Not for children under 4. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

f. Frog Bubble Necklace  [#320203] . . . . . . .$.99

f

Lets blow bubbles. Frog is approx 3.25 inches and comes on a 26 inch necklace. Not for children under 4. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

g. Miracle Bubbles (price for 4)  [#322201] . . . . $.92 Four bottles of bubbles in four oz containers. Includes a wand. Age 4+.

h. Woven Kick Balls  [#321104] . . . . . . . . $1.40 Set of 4 in assorted colors. Pouch is 1¾” by 2”.

h

i. Metal Coil Bracelets (price for 6)   [#320204] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.38

g

Colorful patterns imprinted on 6 mm round steel wire coils. These springy bracelets screw together to form necklaces. Order in multiples of six. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

j. Bangle Bracelets (price for 24)  [#320205] . . $4.56 Bangle bracelets.Price is for 24 bracelets and you need to order in multiples of 24. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

i

k. Woven Bracelet (price for 6)  [#320206] . . . $3.54 Woven Friendship Bracelet. Each braclet is ¼" by 9½". Available in multiples of six.

j 6

k


a

Purim Prizes

   Perfect as carnival prizes or party gifts.

b

a. Gemstone Rings (price for 6)  [#320209] . . . $4.80 Gemstone rings are expandable to fit children with different size fingers. Age 5+.

b. Iwakoa Food Erasers (price for 7)   [#320401] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.83 Approx 1¼" tall. Price is for six erasers. Order in multiples of seven. Age 4+ Choking Hazard.

c

d

c. Iwakoa Panda Erasers (price for 6)   [#320402] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.14 Approx 1¼" tall. Price is for six erasers. Order in multiples of six. Age 4+ Choking Hazard.

d. Iwakoa Frog Erasers (price for 6)   [#320403] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.14 Approx 1¼" tall. Price is for six erasers. Order in multiples of six. Age 4+ Choking Hazard.

e

e. Zoo Notepads (price for 6)  [#320601] . . . . $3.90

f

Notepad includes 40 pages with an animal image on each page. Each notepad is 2¼" by 3¼". Order in multiples of six.

g

f. BackPak Pals (Per item)  [#320702] . . . . . . .$.99 Cute 3"–4" creatures have a snap-hook ring that attaches to back pack. Age 3+ Choking Hazard.

g. Bug in a Wood Box (price for 6)   [#320800] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.34 A painted ladybug with wiggley black legs in the cavity of each hinged 1" by 1½" wooden box. Order in multiples of six. Age 3+. Choking Hazard.

h. Star of David Super Ball  [#80809] . . . . . $.70

i

Variety of different colored high-bouncing balls with a white Star of David printed on them. Age 3+ Choking Hazard.

i. Balloon Car (price for 6)  [#320802] . . . . . . $5.94 Inflate the balloon and release—the air from the balloon powers the car. Order in multiples of six. Age 6+.

j. New Spot Ball (price for 4)  [#321102] . . . . $3.56 Hi-Bounce 45mm ball. Order in multiples of four.

h

k. Neon Inside-Out Ball (price for 1)   [#321101] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.65 The 48mm ball flips inside out with one quick move into a soft spiky ball. So stretchy, kids have endless fun. Ages 5+.

j

k 7


a

Purim Prizes

b

   Perfect as carnival prizes or party gifts.

a. Insect Clickers (price for 6)  [#320803] . . . . $2.40 Metal clickers 1" by 1¾", each with colorful bug pix. A fun party favor and excellent for training animals. Order in multiples of six. Age 5+.

c

b. Rainbow Glasses (price for 6)  [#320804] . . . $3.12 Rainbow glasses are mounted in cardboard frames. Order in multiples of six.

c. Giant’s Glasses (Price for 1)  [#320805] . . . . $1.50

d

Plastic childrens’s glasses that make their eyes look really big. For ages 8 and up.

d. Medium Snakes (price for 6)  [#320901] . . . $3.36 Pack of six colorful streachable snakes. The snakes are 9" to 11" long and streach to about 14". Order in multiples of six. Age 3+ Choking Hazard.

f

e

e. Mini-Animal Strechees (price for 6)   [#320902] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.56 Zoo animals are 1½" to 2" and stretch up to 10". Order in multiples of six. Age 3+. Choking Hazard.

f. Snake Finger Puppets (price for 6)   [#320903] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.52 Nicely designed and painted assortment of your favorite snakes. Order in multiples of six. Age 3+. Choking Hazard.

h

g. Frogs (price for 4)  [#321201] . . . . . . . . . . $4.39 Rubber frogs about 2½" long. Order in multiples of four. Age 3+. Choking Hazard.

h. Whoopi Cushion 

[#321301] . . . . . . . . . .$.99 Whoopee Cushion. Ages 4+.

i. YoYo Wheelie (price for 2)  [#321701] . . . . . $2.50 Super Action YoYo Wheelie Tire And Rim Style. Order in multiples of 2. Age 5+.

j. Tricky Worm (price for 2)  [#321903] . . . . . $2.20

g i

Make this cute little worm come to life in seconds. Assorted colors. Order in multiples of two. Age 3+. Choking Hazard

K. Feather Slap Wrap (price for 4)   [#320201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.20 Feather Slap Wrap.Price is for four Slap Wraps and you need to order in multiples of four.

l. Small Crystal Pouch (price for 4)   [#320208] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.40

j k

Set of 4 in assorted colors. Pouch is 1¾” by 2”.

8

l


a

Purim Prizes

b

   Perfect as carnival prizes or party gifts.

a. Paddle Ball (price for 4)  [#321902] . . . . . . $5.00 Paddle Ball game.Order in multiples of four. Approximately 5¼" by 13". Age 5+.

b. Metal Jacks & Balls [#322101] . . . . . . . . $1.69 Set of metal 16 metal jacks and 2 hi-bounce balls.

d

c

c. Classic Wood Finger Trap (price for 6)   [#320801] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.20 Classic finger trap. Price is for six finger traps and you need to order in multiples of six. Age 5+.

d. Removable Reptiles and Amphibian Tattoos    (price for 12)  [#312601] . . . . . . . . . $2.16 Easy to apply and easy to remove. Order in multiples of 12. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

e

e. Removable Butterfly Tattoos    (price for 12)  [#312602] . . . . . . . . . $2.16

f

Easy to apply and easy to remove. Order in multiples of 12. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

f. Removable Sea Life Tattoos     (price for 12)  [#312603] . . . . . . . . $2.16 Easy to apply and easy to remove. Order in multiples of 12. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

g. Removable Zoo Animals Tattoos    (price for 12)  [#312604] . . . . . . . . . $2.16

g h

Easy to apply and easy to remove. Order in multiples of 12. Ages 3+ Choking Hazard.

h. Frogs [#80746] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.49 This package of frogs is a must for studying the Exodus or for fun at the Passover seder, as well as a great Purim give away.

i. Glow in the Dark Iron-On Patch (price for 6)    [#321802] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00

i

Card of fun glow in the dark iron on patches. Order in multiples of six. Age 12+.

j

j. Rainbow Glow in the Dark Stars   [#321801] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.00 Box of 100 Rainbow Glow In the Dark stars. Each star is 3½”.

k. Glow Sticks (price for 12)  [#321803] . . . . . $2.16 Snap and it glow sticks (1½” by 1⁄₈”) in assorted colors. Order in multiples of twelve. Age 5+.

k 9


Purim & Passover toys, games, etc.

a

a. Wood Passover Seder Set  [#80108] . . . $34.95 The Passover Seder set includes seder plate, kiddush cup, two pieces of matzah, bottle of wine, prayerbook, afikomen and covers for the matzah and afikomen.

b. Soft Passover Counting Book [#80700] . $17.99 Teaches children to count form 1–10 while learning about Passover.

c. Soft Seder Set  [#80702] . . . . . . . . . . $19.95

c

b

The 11-piece set includes seder plate and seder items, kiddush cup, three matzot all in a vinyl carrying case.

d. Passover Foam Activity Kit [#80730] . . . . . $4.00 This kit includes 28 Passover foam shapes, sequins, glitter, glue, magnetic strip and instructions. One per child.

e. Wood Passover Puzzle [#80707] . . . . . . $7.50 Fun and educational 16-piece wood puzzle.

f. My Book of the Passover Seder Coloring Book [#17205] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 g. Passover Scenes and Songs Placemats   [#17206] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00

e

Each package has 10 placemats, five designs. Includes four crayons. Use these placemats for holiday meals or as wall art.

h. Giant Passover Seder Floor Puzzle [#80641] . $9.95

d

Colorful 18” x 24” floor puzzle. 24 large pieces.

I. Passover Dominoes  [#80138] . . . . . . . $7.95 An excellent way to review and celebrate. Ages 3+.

j. Passover Slides and Ladders [#80721] . . $13.95

f

Enjoy the ups and downs of the holiday of Passover and be the first to make it to the end of the Seder. For 2-4 players. Ages 4 & up.

h

g

i

j 10


Purim & Passover toys, games, etc. a. Wood Megillah/Torah Kit  [#80669] . . . $29.00 Build your own real wood etz hayyim (roller) for megillot scrolls. Use one kit to make a Megillah. Makes 12 Megillah scrolls.

a

b. Queen Esther Board Game [#80134] . . . $23.95 Players help Esther devise a plan to gather evidence of Haman’s evil plot with the help of her loyal Seven Maidens. Help her dance her way into the King’s heart while concealing her motive from Haman as she prepares herself to face the King and pronounce that she is a Jew.

c

c. Matzakoman Board Game [#80132] . . . $23.95 In Ancient Egypt, Moses rose up against Pharaoh to free the Israelites and deliver them out of Egypt. Help Moses free slaves and gather resources to make matzah for the long journey ahead. Great dangers are ahead but your people need you to save them and deliver them to freedom.

d. Purim Card Game  [#80712] . . . . . . . . $1.95 e. Purim Brain Teasers  [#80789] . . . . . . . $1.95

b

f. Passover Go Fish [#80710] . . . . . . . $4.95 Author and artist Emily Sper creates these Go Fish games. Ages 4–12.

e

g. Passover Brain Teasers  [#80787] . . . . . . $1.95 h. Passover Double-Sided Puzzle [#80706] . . $9.95 50 double-side pieces. Finished size is 11” x 15”.

I. Passover Box of Questions  [#80819] . . . $9.95

d

For any age or the whole family. Add a meaningful ritual to your Passover and create lasting memories with this box of Passover-themed questions. The set includes 82 conversation starters about faith, tradition and family, in a handsome box filled with Matzoh-shaped cards. Box is 4.5” square and 3.25” tall.

f g

Why We Celebrate Passover

h

Written by Howard M. Kurtz Published by Colorpix

Ages 2-6. Softcover. This lovely book introduces the symbols and meaning of Passover. Why We Celebrate Passover  [#80640] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

11

i


Five percent discount on all orders over one hundred dollars

Expires February 28, 2012

Prices subject to change

Torah Aura Productions Spring Holiday Catalog  

catalog of items for Jewish holidays including Purim and Passover