Post-havdallah activities to unite families

*Long-distance phone time. Call frandma, frandpa, cousin Charles, your favorite neighbors who moved away, a special friend from summer camp or someone you miss.

*Have a family letter-writing session. Write to distant relatives and friends or pen pals. Drop a note to elected officials expressing your concerns about current issues. Sign birthday cards or get-well cards and mail them in the coming week.

*Go outside and study the stars. Spot the constellations and learn their stories.

*Take out the musical instruments and "jam" together.

*Play games together: chess, checkers, Monopoly.

*Once a month, empty the family tzedakah box. Count the money and decide where to donate it.