I was “controversial”! So proud!

 A Torah educator shared this story with me yesterday, regarding my Jewish Action piece from way back in 2012. She agreed to let me share it, with her name removed:
“Just to let you know how strongly I feel on this subject, I gave your piece to my 8th grade girls the year it came out.  I wanted them to write a pro-con essay on the subject. I thought it was brilliant but … You would not believe the bitter complaints I got from the parents. So much so that I had to pull the assignment. The claims were that I was making the girls question daas Torah  and next I would be asking them whether or not they should keep Shabbos!  It is those kind of parents who make teaching rather unpleasant to say the least, and I was rather astonished that the school made me pull the “controversial”  piece, but live and learn….

…When the menahal called me to tell me to pull the piece, I told him that it was a perfect Jewish subject for pro-con essays, better than the articles I was taking from the local paper to use instead. He told me it is written in the Torah that no pictures are allowed. I said (politely) that if that  was the case then differnt publications wouldn’t have different rules regarding pictures. He still insisted it was clearly not allowed.  I asked  – where/why -. His reply “kol kevudai bas melech PNIMAH!” “

Passover Coloring Activity

Ask kids to trace the strings from the seder plate symbol to their meanings.

And of course, color them too!

(here it is as a pdf: sederplatetrace)



(Also: Scroll down to enter the PASSOVER BOOK GIVEAWAY)

Judah Maccabee book trailer is live!

Judah cover



Almost Perfect Passover Giveaway

Enter to WIN an autographed copy of Kayla and Kugel’s ALMOST Perfect Passover

To enter, just add a comment below about something that makes your Passover Almost Perfect.

Winner will be selected on April 2.


Goodreads Giveaway!

Trying something new…I’m giving away 5 copies of K&KP on Goodreads.
Let’s see how this goes!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Kayla and Kugel's Almost-Perfect Passover by Ann D. Koffsky

Kayla and Kugel’s Almost-Perfect Passover

by Ann D. Koffsky

Giveaway ends April 05, 2017.

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Purim Page(S)!

Hi, guys.

I’ve been doing this coloring page for a while now, and I;ve got a whole bunch of Purim pages in my collection.

So here’s the new one: (and here as a PDF) purim2017:










And here are some of the oldies for ya:

Purim Sameach!!



purim clownpurimcoloringpurimmasks3purimpup2purim megillah

Tu B’Shvat coloring

Click and print on the image for a fun tree to color for u B’shvat. (And, if you need it as a pdf, you can get it here: treeswing)treeswing

GREAT dreidel coloring!


Great job ladies!

Chag Sameach!



Blog-Hop + Coloring page= Hanukkah Fun!

4dreidelsHi, guys! This month, my coloring page is part of the Hanukkah Blog-Hop for kids! You can click on the image as always, (or get it as a pdf here: 4dreidels) Then, check out some of the other fun Hanukkah stuff in the links below. Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our second annual Hanukkah for Kids blog hop! Be sure to visit all the participating blogs for create ways to share this special time of year with kids. Plus you can find all these and more on our Hanukkah Pinterest board! (And don’t miss last year’s series!)

Participating Blogs

Kelly’s Classroom on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Moms & Crafters
The Squishable Baby
Kid World Citizen
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
The Book of Life

Succot faces coloring page

I think I’ve been looking at too many pumpkins…

Anyway. Enjoy these funny faces for your Sukkah!
succot faces