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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-11-14

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gift guide

Bring Chanukah Home

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Jewish made easy — and fun!

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Lynne Konstantin I Contributing Writer

lien Zimmerman is on a mis-
($29.95), the perfect holiday care
sion.
package (tin menorah, box of candles,
When the marketing execu-
chocolate gelt, recipes, fill-in-the-blank
tive and teacher's own daughters were
Hanukkah Libs and more) to send to
young, she recalls peeling carrots for
your college student.
And new this year, Zimmerman is
their Passover seder and wishing there
was a Haggadah that was kid-friendly
introducing more Chanukah-geared
and meaningful.
products. Celebrate
She dropped her
Hanukkah: How to Light
carrots and set out
Up Your Holiday ($7.77)
to create her own.
is an easy-to-follow
Honing her con-
32-page ebook guide
cept for years, the
that mixes creative ideas
now-grandmother
and engaging photo-
Ce lebrate
nukkah
launched Jewish
graphs
with core con-
Ha
Up
Holidays in a Box in
cepts,
a
glossary, recipes
How to Light
Yo ur Holiday
(including a dreidel
2011, and has been
BY
i'e w bt :
busy drawing on
cake), decorating ideas
zimm e r E ra lla e ri n r
both of her profes-
and a handy Chanukah
sional backgrounds
shopping checklist.
Happy Hanukkah Art
to make the line an
enormous success
& Activity Pak ($5.77)
— and valuable tools for busy families
helps young artists create their own
who want to teach a love of Jewish
Chanukah decorations, cards, gift tags,
holidays but don't always know how to
a cut-and-color menorah activity and a
go about it.
6-foot-long do-it-yourself banner. And
Her initial product, Hanukkah in
a downloadable Hanukkah Blessings
a Box, is an easy-to-use kit including
Tutorial ($7.77) brings the basic
Chanukah terminology, an explanation
everything needed to celebrate the
Festival of Lights with your family and of the spirit and meaning behind the
friends of all ages: blessings, candle-
blessings, and lets listeners practice
the blessings and their melodies
at their own pace — perfect for
anyone uncomfortable with the
Chanukah blessings or who simply
would like a refresher.
Found to be a favorite in previ-
ous years' kits, the Hanukkah Bingo
Game ($12.75) is offered as a stand-
alone item on Amazon.com , as well
as Hanukkah Games Box ($23.95),
including the Hanukkah Bingo
Game, dreidels and instructions,
lighting tips, songs, games, dreidels,
and the Hanukkah in a Box Family
recipes, decorating ideas, even thank-
Fun Kit ($35.15; also includes a CD of
the Hanukkah Blessings Tutorial).
you notes, as well as three core con-
cepts that help bring the holiday to life
In addition to Celebrate Hanukkah,
for young children and a CD tutorial
the brand will offer several more
that makes it easy for people of any
eguides, including Passover and
background to learn the blessings.
Shabbat.
Since then, Zimmerman and her
"Customers tell us their No. 1
daughter, Laura Pajor, also an edu-
challenge is being so busy with
everyday life Zimmerman says.
cator, have created celebration kits
for Passover, Shabbat, Purim, Rosh
"They need creative ideas that they can
Hashanah and more. In addition to
tailor to their families, presented in an
Hanukkah in a Box ($34.95), which
easy-to-use format with how-to's and
helps younger children celebrate
checklists to save them time. That's
or throw a party of their own with
why we're introducing our new e-guide
Hanukkah Bingo Game, dreidels with
series:'
instructions, and more; last year the
Jewishholidaysinabox.com ;
team added Hanukkah Helper Box
amazon.com.



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