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Kashrut, Nutrition & Wellness


THA observes the laws of Kashrut. Students may bring a dairy or parve lunch. No student may bring meat-dairy combinations. Food brought into the school must meet the standards of Kashrut. Any meat product brought to school must come clearly labeled with an accepted hechsher (kosher stamp). Prepared foods purchased at 5th Street Deli are permitted at school but must be in original packaging displaying the Kosher stamp or seal from 5th Street Deli. Prepared foods from the JCC are also allowed.

As a rule, all fruits, pure fruit juices (except grape), and vegetables are acceptable. So are any packaged foods marked U or K. Consult with the Rabbi before bringing any other type of food (or anything you are unsure of) into the school. He would be happy to answer any questions regarding Kashrut.

Nutrition and Wellness

Try it Tuesday Recipes

Kelli's Granola Bars
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup wheat germ or flax meal
  • ½ cup honey, agave nectar or brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 oz unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  1. Butter a 9x9-inch baking dish. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and wheat germ (flax meal) onto a pan. Place in oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine honey (agave nector or brown rice syrup), brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until brown sugar has completely dissolved.
  4. Remove oat mixture from oven and reduce heat to 300F. 
  5. Immediately add oat mixture to liquid mixture, add dried fruit, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing mixture and place in oven to bake for 25 minutes. 
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ frozen peaches
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

Place all ingredients in a blender, add a little rice milk or water and blend until smooth.

Energy Balls
  • ½ cup Oats
  • ½ cup Puffed rice
  • ½ cup Soy butter or wow butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup Dried cranberries

Mix all together and shape into 1 inch balls.

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