Author name: Aimee Thompson

Aimee Thompson lives with her husband and two young sons in Chicago. She chronicles her family’s efforts to learn more about the people, places and cultures of the world on her blog, Raising World Citizens (www.RaisingWorldCitizens.com). Join with Aimee as she uncovers new places, resources, activities and events to enjoy with her family in Chicago and around the world.

Passover celebrations around the world

One of the best things about doing a two-week program in Israel when I was in college was meeting Jewish people from all over the world. As expected, there were lots of Jewish women and men from the U.S. But, many of our program participants came from other places like Brazil and South America. Together, […]

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Multicultural fashion: Great graphic tees for children this holiday season

There’s nothing like watching a young child take in the letters in the world around them. At a young age, they are captivated by the lines, the shapes and the colors of each letter. As they get older, you can see the light shine in their eyes as they begin to understand that each letter is

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Rosh Hashanah family traditions: Apples and honey for a healthy and sweet New Year

In our family, we celebrate the “New Year” twice a year. On December 31, we try to stay up late so we can shout “Happy New Year” as the clock strikes midnight (or at least until the ball drops in Times Square in New York City at 11 pm our time). This year, we welcomed

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Purim: 5 Reasons Why It Is My Favorite Jewish Holiday

On Sunday, March 16, Jewish people around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim. At the root of the holiday is a celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people from imminent destruction in the wake of a plot by the infamous Haman (and his now equally infamous triangular-shaped hat). In fact, the holiday

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