Erica Riback

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Name: Erica Riback
Date registered: September 30, 2013

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  1. Shorashim Dress Up for Purim! — February 27, 2018
  2. More Purim Fun! — February 20, 2018
  3. Shorashim Begins to Explore Purim! — February 15, 2018
  4. Shorashim Plants for Tu B’Shevat! — February 6, 2018
  5. Shorashim Welcomes Some “Guests” — November 2, 2017

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Feb 27

Shorashim Dress Up for Purim!

In Shorashim we have been celebrating the holiday of Purim.  Purim is a joyous holiday which is traditionally celebrated by dressing up in silly costumes.  This past week Shorashim had fun dressing up in a variety of ways! We designed silly costumes with foam pieces on sticky paper. We also came dressed up to school …

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Feb 20

More Purim Fun!

This week Shorashim had some more Purim fun! We continued to play with the Purim character puppets from last week. And then we made our own!  How excited we were to make our own versions of King Achashverosh, Queen Esther, Mordechai, and Haman. Some children used a template for each character. Others used a blank …

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Feb 15

Shorashim Begins to Explore Purim!

This week Shorashim began to explore the holiday of Purim! In dramatic play, we held a סעודה (seudah – festive meal) for our friends!  First we tidied up and swept out all of the dust. Then we cooked some food. We poured drinks. And finally we sat down to our delicious meal! But of course …

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Feb 06

Shorashim Plants for Tu B’Shevat!

On Tu B’Shevat we celebrate the birthday of the trees!  One traditional way to celebrate is by planting.  We did some pretend planting… And look!  We had some trees… …and an apple grow! Later, we did some real planting! First, we added some dirt. Next, we put in some seeds! Then we covered the seeds …

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Nov 02

Shorashim Welcomes Some “Guests”

This week Shorashim read in Genesis 18 about how Avraham received three unexpected guests.  Before we read on to find out how Avraham treated his guests, we imagined what we would do if we were to welcome three unexpected guests.  In fact, we actually welcomed three “guests,” into our room in the form of three …

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Oct 27

Shorashim Loves to Play with Otiyot!

This week Shorashim could not get enough of our new אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters) materials! We brought in a large magnet board so we could play with our magnetic  אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters), and boy did our Shorashimers come up with some fun ways to play, starting with putting the  אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters) in …

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Oct 19

Shorashim Celebrates Simchat Torah with the Torah!

All this week, Shorashim celebrated Simchat Torah.  On Simchat Torah, we finish the end of the last book of the Torah, and start all over again at the beginning.  This holiday is typically celebrated with song, dance, and yup, you guessed it, the Torah! But what exactly is the Torah that we talk (and sing) …

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Oct 10

Shorashim Builds a Sukkah!

Over the past two weeks, Shorashim has been learning about the holiday of Sukkot.  Sukkot is a fall harvest holiday that is traditionally celebrated in a hut outside called a סוכה (sukkah – a hut/tent).  In order to better understand how a sukkah is made (and how much fun it can be inside one), we …

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Sep 26

Shorashim Celebrates Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah is when many Jewish people celebrate the new year. There are many traditional symbols associated with the holiday, such as apples and honey (eaten for a sweet new year), round challah (to represent the cyclical nature of time) and shofars (a horn that is blown to signify the coming of the new year). …

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Jun 12

Shorashim Enjoys Their Final Week!

Shorashim had a fantastic final week at the Jewish Enrichment Center! We may have been down to bare walls, and been without our usual space on Sunday, but we didn’t let that get us down! We played some of our favorite games from the year, such as hopscotch! We made meals for our old צבעים …

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