Amy Barriger

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Name: Amy Barriger
Date registered: August 23, 2013
URL: http://jewishenrichment

Latest posts

  1. Shabbat Around the World in Shalom Chaverim — November 19, 2017
  2. Exploring Shabbat in Shalom Chaverim — November 12, 2017
  3. Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim — October 29, 2017
  4. Simchat Torah in Shalom Chaverim — October 15, 2017
  5. Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim! — October 8, 2017

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Nov 19

Shabbat Around the World in Shalom Chaverim

In Shalom Chaverim, the children are continuing to explore the way Jewish people all around the world celebrate Shabbat. There were ¬†opportunities to explore authentic ritual objects. The children moved, touched and manipulated candlesticks and a Kiddush cup as they created their own drawings of Shabbat objects. We even pretended to place candles inside the …

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Nov 12

Exploring Shabbat in Shalom Chaverim

Over the past two weeks, the children in Shalom Chaverim have been exploring the different ways we experience Shabbat with our gufim (bodies.) We have prepared lots of Shabbat dinners to share with our special grownups! Today we used our senses to explore the ways we say “Shalom!” to Shabbat when it is time for …

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Oct 29

Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim

The zero-three year olds in Shalom Chaverim have been busy exploring the Torah together with their grown ups. What does it look like for toddlers to learn about the Torah? It looks like sensory exploration– touching the soft Torah cover, and exploring real ritual objects with all of our senses. We examined a real Yad …

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Oct 15

Simchat Torah in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim celebrated Simchat Torah this week at the Jewish Enrichment center. It was with great joy and enthusiasm that the children explored the Torah. We are recognizing, identifying and searching for the Torah as we do puzzles, scoop corn meals in the sensory table, and share stories together.   We are …

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Oct 08

Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim!

This week, the children in Shalom Chaverim were busy preparing for a visit to the Sukkah!¬† Using blocks, the children set to work building their own sukkah to house some animal friends. The children even added branches to the top to create a roof– so the people (and alligators, and zebra!) inside could look up …

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May 23

Preparing to Say Shalom in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about remembering the experiences we shared together. In the sensory table, we searched for photos of many of the different learning experience we shared this year. Excitedly, we recognized our friends’ faces and our own face. We also revisited some of our favorite explorations from the year together. …

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May 07

Torah Learning in Shalom Chaverim

Our exploration of the Torah continues in Shalom Chaverim! This week the children took a special parade together, travelling around our building with our grown-ups in search of a real Torah. We are exploring images or the Torah, and noticing the special coverings they wear to keep them safe. This week the children took a …

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Apr 23

Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim

We are busy exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim. We are burying and uncovering pictures of the Torah in the sensory table– sharing conversation about the colors and shapes that we see. We are exploring all of the special objects that go along with the Torah– a yad for pointing out letters, a ner amid …

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Apr 02

Pesach Explorations in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim are exploring the sights, sounds, and even tastes of Pesach. Many of the objects we are examining are new and exciting for us– so lots of rich conversations are happening as children make meaning of what they see and feel. “Whats on the Seder plate?” is a question we posed …

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Mar 05

Hamantashen in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim this week were busy exploring hamantashen– through stories, through singing, through sensory play and baking. ¬† We talked a lot about mislach manot. We are learning to share– and learning how happy it makes others when we do! We shared toy feed around the classroom, and created our own baskets …

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