Molly Kulwin

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Name: Molly Kulwin
Date registered: March 12, 2018

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  1. The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad — October 25, 2019
  2. Getting messy in Anafim v’Alonim! — September 27, 2019
  3. Sharing techniques and building community — September 20, 2019
  4. ….And we’re back! — September 9, 2019
  5. Reflecting On Our Sukkat Shlomecha — May 30, 2019

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Oct 25

The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad

As we continue our exploration of our current theme Adam v’Adamah in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade), many children are captivated by the Tree of knowing good and bad.  In Genesis 2, we encounter the tree of knowing good and bad. Here are the versus in Genesis 2 that …

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Sep 27

Getting messy in Anafim v’Alonim!

This week children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade) experimented painting with their etzba’ot (fingers). It was a hit! The children only worked with primary colors and white, such amazing mixing they did! Each session children chose a new part of the text we read. So far we …

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Sep 20

Sharing techniques and building community

This year has been off to an incredible start. If you step into Beit Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th grade)! during session you’ll find children who are energized by new connections, explorations, and opportunities to create with one another. We kicked off our new theme by exploring all 7 days …

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Sep 09

….And we’re back!

Last week we joined back together for another fantastic year in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 2nd-4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th grade)! Next week we’ll start to explore our new fall theme as a kevutzah (group). This week children shared things they’re excited about for the coming year at the Jewish Enrichment Center. Some …

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May 30

Reflecting On Our Sukkat Shlomecha

Earlier this year during a Saturday special session, children in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th grade) built a Sukkat Shlomecha (shelter of peace) just for our kvutzah (group). We discussed what brings us peace as individuals and a community. To make our space cozy, children made pillows, added blankets, …

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May 21

Acquiring Torah from nosei v’ol im chaveiro

This week children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades)  took the example of נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol im chaveiro–helping a friend carry a burden) from the text of Megillat Rut, and thought about what it means to get Torah from doing  נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol …

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May 14

Update from Anafim v’Alonim!

The last couple of weeks have been so generative and awesome!  Last week Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) looked back at what the early Rabbis said about נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol im chaveiro–helping a friend carry a burden). We remembered that נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol …

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May 02

A new theme comes with new explorations!

This week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades), we started exploring our NEW theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro–Help a friend carry a burden).   Children started by thinking of examples of what it might mean to carry a burden with a friend. Carrying papers for …

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Apr 16

Different Perspectives

For the last few weeks, children in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades)  have dug into a  line from the Mishnah about how the Passover story should be told.  The Mishnah says the story should be told: “beginning with disgrace and ending in praise.” Following that, children looked at an …

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Apr 02

Anafim v’Alonim- back in action!

Yesterday was Anafim v’Alonim‘s (“Branches” and “Oak Trees” for 4th-5th grade children) first session back from break.  We started the afternoon by going around the table sharing something from the previous week that we did or something we are looking forward to. After finishing the L’hitpalel (“To Pray”) theme, we explored Purim for a few …

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