Marissa Steinhofer

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Name: Marissa Steinhofer
Date registered: August 19, 2016

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  1. The Tzedakah is Flowing In — May 18, 2017
  2. Tzedakah Stories here there and everywhere — May 3, 2017
  3. Pesach book making and tasting — April 5, 2017
  4. Purim is On the Way! — March 8, 2017
  5. Exploring the Torah Through the Eyes of Shorashim and Shteelim — February 15, 2017

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May 18

The Tzedakah is Flowing In

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (“Bud” for Nursery and “Saplings” for Kindergarten) we have been playing different ways to give צדקה (Tzedakah) . We have found out that we don’t just have to give it to poor people, but we can give it different organizations to help give food at a food pantry, get supplies for …

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May 03

Tzedakah Stories here there and everywhere

This week Shteelim and Shorashim (Buds and Saplings for our Nursery and Kindergarten) children started playing inside the theme of צדקה (Tzedakah). Shteelim children started telling their own צדקה stories with Morah Shterna as well as building, drawing, or acting out a different story that they wanted to tell. Shorashim children started hearing stories about צדקה and …

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Apr 05

Pesach book making and tasting

In Beit Shorashim and Shteelim this week we worked hard on the books that each child was going to bring home for their seder. Shorashim children created a book about the different items on the seder plate and their smells and taste of those items. The Shteelim children made books with the different parts of …

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Mar 08

Purim is On the Way!

Purim is on it’s way and our Shorashim v Shteelim (Nursesary and Kindergarten) children could not be more excited. We have been trying on different costumes all week to be able to figure out which character we might want to dress up as for Purim!

Feb 15

Exploring the Torah Through the Eyes of Shorashim and Shteelim

In Beit Shorashim vShteelim (nursery and kindergarten) this week we are exploring the Torah in many different ways this week.   We practiced writing special Torah otiot (letters) with special pens We explored the ארון קודש (Aron Kodesh), where the Torah is kept, through feel and drawing. Making our own Torah cover with a special guest. …

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Feb 02

How can we not put a stumbling block in front of the blind?

In Beit Shorashim vShteelim (nursery and kindergarten) this week we explored how accessible it is for a blind person to find Beit Shorashim vShteelim and what were some of the challenges that we found in the building. We felt how a blind person might read the different rooms that are in building, however we had …

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Jan 20

קדושה (kedushah- Holiness) Through Feelings

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have been focused on what feelings about different times, places, people, objects, and songs make use feel inside our גוּף (body).   We should our feelings through our גופים (bodies) when we heard different types of music.     We should our feelings when we celebrated Channukah. …

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Jan 05

Ivrit Here, Ivrit There, Ivrit EVERYWHERE!

It is nice to be back from winter break with our Shorashim Shteelim friends. This week we have been completely focused on our Ivrit skills in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim. We went on אותיות (letters) hunt  throughout the building.   Did some big letter fill-ins in Yetzirah (creativity). Figuring out אותיות (letters) in other people’s names. Sorting אותיות (letters) into …

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Nov 29

Scouting our New home

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery and Kindergarten) we introduced our new and final text for this theme. This text talks about how Adonai told Moshe to send out scouts to explore the land. Moshe sent out the scouts, but added some questions for them to think about when scouting the land. To read the …

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Nov 10

Our Journey, Bamidbar

We have been fully in the theme בַּמִּדְבָּר (Bamidbar) for about two weeks now in Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursury and Kindergarten). בַּמִּדְבָּר(Bamidbar) is between our old home and new home where we have been going on a journey. This week we went on a journey giving us the real feeling of what the Israelites could have felt בַּמִּדְבָּר (Bamidbar).

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