’90 Day Fiance’: Shai Has First Hanukkah with Loren Goldstone & Alexei Brovarnik

90 Day Fiance star Loren Goldstone Brovarnik and her husband Alexei Brovarnik are eager to instill their heritage onto Shai Josef. The first-time parents have been incorporating their Jewish roots into their son’s life and he seems to love it.

90 Day Fiance Holiday Update: Alexei & Loren Goldstone Brovarnik Introduce Shai to Jewish Culture

Shai Josef gets a taste of his very first traditional festival. The 90 Day Fiance baby celebrates this year’s Hanukkah with his proud parents Alexei Brovarnik and Loren Brovarnik. The family of three is in a festive mood as they kicked off the eight-day festivities.

Loren took photos of her son Shai enjoying his first-ever Chanukah (the traditional spelling of Hanukkah). The seven-month-old baby boy donned a black overall outfit with a white and blue accent. Shai definitely looked like he’s having a blast as he flashed the biggest and sweetest smile for the camera. Loren couldn’t help but gush at her cute son, calling him their “Mensch on a Bench”. The TLC mom explained that the word “mensch” refers to “a person of integrity and honor”.

The “Mensch on a Bench” became popular as a product after it was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. It’s an alternative for Jewish families to the “Elf on the Shelf”.

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Shai Gives Nod to His Roots

90 Day Fiance‘s Loren Goldstone Brovarnik made sure Shai Josef is introduced to their culture, during this holiday. The wife of Alexei Brovarnik proudly encouraged Shai to embrace their roots in the most adorable way possible.

In the photo seen below, little Shai looked adorable wearing a yarmulke, a traditional head covering for men. Alexei’s son definitely looks dashing as he sported the grey skullcap, which perfectly fits his head. 90 Day Fiance’s Shai also played with a dreidel, a four-sided spinning top usually played during Hanukkah. It’s good to see Shai embracing his culture at such a young age.

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90 Day Fiance: A Celebration of Heritage by Loren Goldstone & Alexei Brovarnik

This is not the first time that Alexei Brovarnik and Loren Goldstone eagerly taught Shai about their heritage. The 90 Day Fiance couple has always been proud of their Jewish roots and hopes to instill it in their child as well. Previously, Alexei introduced Shai to his native language as he read to him in Hebrew. The little tot seemed interested as he listened intently to his father.

Fans like their dedication to teaching their traditions to Shai. Loren and Alexei are both of Jewish descent. Loren met Alexei at a Birthright trip to Israel in 2013, where he worked as a medic. The 90 Day Fiance cast members instantly hit it off and got engaged. The rest, as they say, is history. The couple is now hoping to expand their family again in the near future.

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