About Parsha Nosher

When my children were little, I was entrusted by my synagogue with the great privilege of teaching
Torah you the younger children. I love it! We created plays and had exciting discussions, but snack time
always got us off track.

On the week of Parashat Vayeyshev, I had an
idea: maybe the snack could be PART of the
torah lesson? I purchased some apples, some
grapes, and some toothpicks sliced the
various apples, and put them all in front of
the children. Voila’! The Parsha Nosh was

A fruit on a table

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I later recreated this first “masterpiece;” here
it is:
I was surprised how much the children loved
this! They got to be active, crafty and eat
tasty food! Even better, I found that they
REMEMBERED what they had learned!

The catalogue of ideas grew. Eventually I had
two sets of snack ideas: one, like the first,
which consisted of healthy, tasty, whole foods, and one consisting of shelf-stable food that was always
at the ready.
My children are now grown, but with their encouragement I am sharing these ideas, which I never
would have had had it not been for them.