Freddi Konefsky

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Name: Freddi Konefsky
Date registered: October 19, 2018

Latest posts

  1. Building Curiosity in Anafim v’Alonim — January 15, 2019
  2. Concluding Chanukah with Creativity — December 21, 2018
  3. Chanukkah Is Here! — December 7, 2018
  4. Yetzirah in Ya’akov v’Esav! — November 1, 2018
  5. Art and Exploration in Anafim v’Alonim! — October 19, 2018

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Jan 15

Building Curiosity in Anafim v’Alonim

This week in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) we started unpacking our new theme: L’hitpalel! Children began by privately brainstorming about the related concept of praying. They then worked in small groups to share and categorize those ideas. These became our launchpad for wondering about l’hitpalel. This week we’ll …

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Dec 21

Concluding Chanukah with Creativity

This week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade), children have been putting the finishing touches on their Chanukah projects. These exemplify the range of ideas and learning styles that make our kevutzah (learning community) so wonderfully complex! Some children created a diorama, some made their own memes; others composed music, produced a …

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Dec 07

Chanukkah Is Here!

What a week it has been for Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak Trees” for 5th)! The final touches were put on children’s Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) projects and we quickly launched our Chanukkah celebration. Children are already full of ideas about their projects! After a few focused sessions, many children mastered …

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Nov 01

Yetzirah in Ya’akov v’Esav!

This week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades), we’ve been expanding our ideas about Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) while further exploring our collage and building modalities. With their chavrutah (text study partner), children have studied Bereishit (Genesis) 32 & 33, and as we move closer to synthesizing the texts, …

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Oct 19

Art and Exploration in Anafim v’Alonim!

We have been SO busy in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades)! Between launching our Sukkat Shlomecha community project, exploring a new perek in our Ya’akov v’Esav theme, and developing our skills as learning partners for studying ivrit and biblical text, the children in Anafim v’Alonim …

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