Erica Riback

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Name: Erica Riback
Date registered: September 30, 2013

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  1. Shorashim Welcomes Some “Guests” — November 2, 2017
  2. Shorashim Loves to Play with Otiyot! — October 27, 2017
  3. Shorashim Celebrates Simchat Torah with the Torah! — October 19, 2017
  4. Shorashim Builds a Sukkah! — October 10, 2017
  5. Shorashim Celebrates Rosh Hashanah! — September 26, 2017

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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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Jun 03

Shorashim Takes On Some Challenges

This week Shorashim talked a bit about Shavuot and took on some exciting challenges! We focused our Shavuot explorations about the harvest aspect: we were inspired by pictures we had of various fruit and flowers that grow in spring and drew our own interpretations of them, as well as pictures of some other plants we …

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May 29

Shorashim Decorates the Tzedakah Box

The short week didn’t stop Shorashim from having some thought provoking discussions!  With the paint now dry on our tzedakah box, we had a lot more to discuss. First we had to add other decorations.  In order to get ideas, we went out to take a look at how we decorated the Lost and Found …

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May 22

Shorashim Makes a Tzedakah Box

This week Shorashim explored the question of what to do when one finds lost money.  One Shorashimer found 3 pennies!  She was very concerned as to where they came from, so she decided to go around and ask to see if anyone at the Jewish Enrichment Center lost them.   They didn’t belong to anyone …

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May 15

Shorashim Makes a Lost and Found Box

Continuing with our theme of Hashavat Aveidah (returning lost items), this week Shorashim discussed what to do if they happen to find a lost item.  They quickly responded, “return it to the person who lost it,” but what if the owner is unknown?  Using our knowledge of school environments, it didn’t take long for Shorashimers …

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