Archive for March 20th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (03/20)

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 20 : 09 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that Jews are prohibited from eating bread and other fermented grain products during Passover?

This prohibition is a reminder of the fact that the Jews left Egypt in such haste that they did not even have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they baked unleavened bread, or matzah, on their backs as the fled from the Egyptians.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday March 29, 2010.

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(March 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Sweater Day

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

Won’t You Wear A Sweater?!?!

Sweater Day
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our childhood icons – Mister Rogers!

And in honor of his birthday everyone is being asked to wear a sweater today. Cardigans are optional (but preferred!)

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?


Here is a video from Mr. McFeely talking about wearing a sweater in honor of Mister Rogers.

photo credit: via flickr

(March 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Spring

Saturday, March 20th, 2010


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Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass has riss’
I wonder where the birdies iss’
The little birds is on the wing!!
but that’s absurd,
the wing is on the bird.*

Spring arrives today at 01:32 PM EDT. Fall arrives in the Southern Hemisphere.

*Anyone know the author of this little ditty? We have no idea!

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