Sara Grossman

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Name: Sara Grossman
Date registered: August 18, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Diving deep in our second week — September 14, 2018
  2. Genesis 25: 19-26 — September 14, 2018
  3. We’re back! — September 7, 2018
  4. Celebrating our Hebrew learning — May 23, 2018
  5. What does community look like? — May 16, 2018

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  1. Exodus 16 for Nursery-2nd grade — 3 comments
  2. Exodus 16 for 3rd-6th grades — 2 comments
  3. Genesis 40:1-23 (Yosef in Prison) for 1st-5th — 2 comments
  4. Exodus 35-36 for 3rd-6th grades — 2 comments
  5. Genesis 12 for 1st-6th grades — 2 comments

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Sep 14

Diving deep in our second week

It all starts with a question, and then we’re off! At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children grow the confidence to articulate their own ideas about God and about Torah. Yesterday, at kibud (snack), children wanted to talk about the God character in the Torah (Click here for Genesis 25, the first text in our new theme!). Children carried this …

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Sep 14

Genesis 25: 19-26

Genesis 25:19-26 for 4th-5th grade children 19 This is [about] the descendents of Yitzchak, the son of Avraham. Avraham had Yitzchak, 20 and when Yitzchak was 40 years old, he took Rivkah (who was the daughter of B’tuel, an Aramean from Padan-Aram, and the sister of Lavan the Aramean) to be his wife. 21 And …

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Sep 07

We’re back!

We’re back! After a summer apart, we are thrilled to be back for our first week at the Jewish Enrichment Center. And what a joyful week of kindness, community building, and trying new thing’s it’s been! We’ve kindly offered each other strategies for finding out the names of Hebrew letters. We’ve tried a new way to …

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May 23

Celebrating our Hebrew learning

We have just a few sessions left before we conclude our year, and Beit Nitzanim is abuzz with energy as children hurry to complete their Hebrew mastery challenges. What’s a Hebrew mastery challenge, you might ask? It’s a just-right Hebrew goal, just for me. And when I complete one of my goals, I get to celebrate …

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May 16

What does community look like?

We started something new this week. I can’t tell you much about it because… it’s a secret! What I can tell you is that our new project represents the culmination of one whole year together in Nitzanim. Children have worked so hard to learn what it looks like and sounds like to be a Nitzanim community, …

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May 09

A walk down memory lane

This week in Beit Nitzanim, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to begin reflecting on all of the learning and growing we’ve done in our community. We started by looking at photographs to help us remember our favorite ways to play, the projects we’re so proud of, and all of the עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) learning …

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Apr 30

End-of-year atmosphere

The end-of-year atmosphere has settled in Beit Nitzanim. Everywhere I looked yesterday, children were working with confidence and autonomy. No task is too difficult for these incredible kids.  Just watch them show off everything they can do! Write a new question or idea about אונאת דברים (Ona’at Devarim–Hurting with words) on our documentation wall? No problem. …

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Apr 23

A Different Kind of Connection

I often end up blogging about moments of connection in Beit Nitzanim. We care so much about collaboration, and we deliberately spend time growing the skills for being part of a community. And while I may sound like a broken record, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beautiful partnerships I’ve seen in …

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Apr 17

What if…?

We’ve been asking and answering a lot of “what if” questions recently. It helps us begin to put boundaries around our understanding of (Ona’at Devarim–hurting with words). It’s a little tricky, but children are eager to share their ideas and opinions about our new theme. This week, we’re wondering who bears the responsibility for the Ona’at Devarim. Is it Ona’at …

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Apr 09

Accidental Hurtful Words

We started a new theme! It’s called אוֹנָאַת דְבָרִים (Ona’at Devarim–Hurting with words). Sometimes people (kids and grown-ups, too!) say things that hurt other people’s feelings without meaning to. Hurtful words can happen by accident. Sometimes, nice people can say hurtful words. Today, Nitzanim children imagined examples of times that words could hurt feelings by accident. 1. Sometimes our feelings …

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