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Family (and Frog!) Haggadah
Make your seder different than all other seders!
Start with a traditional Haggadah text, add vibrant artwork, your favorite songs, and fun facts to it. Then add a hopping frog to its pages, and you'll get...
The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah!
Pass on your timeless heritage while creating new seder traditions that you and your family will look forward to repeating year after year.
Quantity discounts available for synagogues and community events. Save 30% on orders of 30 or more haggadot.
An interview with Frog. (Video)
About the Authors:
Karen Rostoker-Gruber is an award-winning children's book author and humorist. She has six picture books and four adult humor books to her name. She is also a ventriloquist and performs with Maria, her puppet, in schools and libraries.
Rabbi Ron Isaacs is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where he has served for forty years. Currently, he is also serving as the Rabbi of Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood, New Jersey, which is the only synagogue in Cape May County on the Jersey Shore. Author of more than 100 books, his Ask the Rabbi book and website (www.rabbiron.com) keeps him busy answering an eggz-traordinary collection of questions.
Reviews for The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah
"A haggadah is a guidebook for holding a seder, the festive meal associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Like any traditional haggadah, this volume reads left to right (Hebrew style). The text is in English, with prayers and songs in both Hebrew and transliteration. This "family haggadah" has activities, fun facts, and a humorous cartoon frog to engage young seder participants while providing lucidly written, thorough text for more advanced readers. The "Think About" prompts are well designed for encouraging intergenerational discussion. There are several nice touches, such as suggestions for vegetarian seder plate options (for example, substituting a beet for the bone), the inclusion of Miriam's cup along with Elijah's cup, and the replacement of the traditional, somewhat judgmental "wicked" and "simple" sons with gender-neutral "defiant" and "uncomplicated" children. The art features well-composed photographs of contemporary seder participants, reproductions of Passover art through the ages, and clear photos of ceremonial objects (seder plate, wine cup)."
School Library Journal
"A wisecracking frog takes center stage in this kid-friendly Haggadah that is a complete guide to a fun-filled, informative, abbreviated seder that’s designed to be 30 minutes to an hour. The lively Haggadah, filled with photographs and illustrations, begins with a seder checklist and candle-lighting prayers and guides families through the mainstays of the seder, from the Passover story, to the Ten Plagues to welcoming Elijah the Prophet. Songs go from the traditional favorite “Dayenu” to “Take Me Out to the Seder.” An entertaining cartoon frog appears throughout with jokes and funny comments (“Hold on! I brought my hopmonica!”) that are sure to bring giggles and keep kids engaged."
The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah
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