Amy Barriger

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

Latest posts

  1. Celebrating Hanukkah in Shalom Chaverim — December 13, 2018
  2. Shabbat Explorations in Shalom Chaverim — November 18, 2018
  3. Exploring Shabbat in Shalom Chaverim — November 5, 2018
  4. Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim — October 21, 2018
  5. Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim! — September 30, 2018

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Dec 13

Celebrating Hanukkah in Shalom Chaverim

Over the past two weeks, the zero to three years olds (and their grown-ups!) in Shalom Chaverim have been celebrating and exploring Hanukkah together. There were ritual objects to explore in many ways. The children discovered hanukkiyot buried in the sensor table, in stories, in singing, and even through artistic expression. As the children developed a deeper understanding …

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Nov 18

Shabbat Explorations in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim marked the conclusion of our exploration of the holiday of Shabbat (for now!) Over the past several weeks, the toddlers and their grown ups in Shalom Chaverim have been busily exploring many of the symbols of Shabbat: special foods, candlesticks, and other ritual objects. The children had opportunities to paint, …

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Nov 05

Exploring Shabbat in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim, the children began an exploration of Shabbat. Of course, the way young children explore just about any concept is through rich sensory exploration– so, together with our grown ups, that’s exactly what we did. Through stories and songs and games, we heard about some of the special foods Jewish people …

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Oct 21

Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim

For the past two weeks, the zero-three year olds and their grown-ups in Shalom Chaverim have been investigating a special Jewish book– the Torah!   We unrolled a Torah together, and peered inside. We discovered lots of Hebrew letters written on soft parchment! We cared for our own (toddler-friendly!) Torah by building it an aron hakodesh  …

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Sep 30

Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim!

This week in Shalom Chaverim was a joyous celebration of Sukkot all together.   Before we could celebrate, though, the zero-three year olds in Shalom Chaverim had a big question to answer: what is a sukkah, exactly? We set to work exploring sukkot through songs, through building, and through sensory play. Look at some of …

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Apr 27

Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim

This week, our exploration of Jewish objects in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) expanded to include a special book– The Torah! Together, the 0-3 year old children and their grown ups had the chance to explore the Torah in many different ways. We shared Torah stories together. and we examined many images of the Torah from …

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Apr 08

Exploring the Mezuzzah in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim, the 0-3 year old children (and their grown ups!) set off to explore an important Jewish object– the mezuzzah! Together, we answered such questions as– what’s a mezuzzah? And… what’s inside there? We noticed the Hebrew letter shin– and we learned that inside is a special Jewish prayer, the Shema! …

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Mar 08

What Do You See/Touch/Feel/Smell on the Seder Plate?

Explorations of Pesach are underway in Shalom Chaverim! There were lots of new things to explore, to touch, and to play with. We are examining the Seder plate through play, through song, and through art. We are forming the objects we see using play dough, and counting how many spaces we see. We are examining …

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Feb 22

Preparing for Purim in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was full of joyful preparation for the upcoming holiday– Purim! We set to work making and modeling lots of different costumes. First we worked with play dough, And then we moved onto paper. Peek-a-boo! What a joyful time! We explored the Purim story together, listening to an interactive puppet show …

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Jan 29

It’s Time for Tu B’Shevat!

Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish celebration of the birthday of the trees, was made for hands on, scientific exploration… and there was lots of that happening in Shalom Chaverim this week. After posing the question “What fruits come from trees?” the children set to work exploring lots of different kinds of fruit together. We noticed that …

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