Category Archive: Chagim (Jewish Holidays)

Mar 08

What Do You See/Touch/Feel/Smell on the Seder Plate?

Explorations of Pesach are underway in Shalom Chaverim! There were lots of new things to explore, to touch, and to play with. We are examining the Seder plate through play, through song, and through art. We are forming the objects we see using play dough, and counting how many spaces we see. We are examining …

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Mar 07

All Smiles for Final Projects

These are the super happy faces of a bunch of children who’ve FINISHED their Shabbat final projects! And boy are they proud of their teamwork. They can hardly wait to share their incredible ideas and gorgeous projects with you. We hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 9:00am for Family Exploration and Celebration!

Feb 28

Exploring Different Ways We Might Celebrate Purim

In Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten)  we are trying out a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim including four ways to celebrate Purim that are described in Megillat Esther, the Purim Story. We played making and giving מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)… …and made and delivered actual Mishoach manot to people …

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Feb 27

Shorashim Dress Up for Purim!

In Shorashim we have been celebrating the holiday of Purim.  Purim is a joyous holiday which is traditionally celebrated by dressing up in silly costumes.  This past week Shorashim had fun dressing up in a variety of ways! We designed silly costumes with foam pieces on sticky paper. We also came dressed up to school …

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Feb 22

Preparing for Purim in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was full of joyful preparation for the upcoming holiday– Purim! We set to work making and modeling lots of different costumes. First we worked with play dough, And then we moved onto paper. Peek-a-boo! What a joyful time! We explored the Purim story together, listening to an interactive puppet show …

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Feb 22

Joy Leading Up To Purim

 פּוּרִים (Purim) is on its way and in Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten)  פּוּרִים (Purim) is a joyful and merry sort of holiday and we have been finding joy in different experiences we are having with our peers.   There is joy in working together to build the palace in Shushan, the setting of the  פּוּרִים (Purim) story! I …

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Feb 20

More Purim Fun!

This week Shorashim had some more Purim fun! We continued to play with the Purim character puppets from last week. And then we made our own!  How excited we were to make our own versions of King Achashverosh, Queen Esther, Mordechai, and Haman. Some children used a template for each character. Others used a blank …

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Feb 15

Shorashim Begins to Explore Purim!

This week Shorashim began to explore the holiday of Purim! In dramatic play, we held a סעודה (seudah – festive meal) for our friends!  First we tidied up and swept out all of the dust. Then we cooked some food. We poured drinks. And finally we sat down to our delicious meal! But of course …

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Feb 06

Shorashim Plants for Tu B’Shevat!

On Tu B’Shevat we celebrate the birthday of the trees!  One traditional way to celebrate is by planting.  We did some pretend planting… And look!  We had some trees… …and an apple grow! Later, we did some real planting! First, we added some dirt. Next, we put in some seeds! Then we covered the seeds …

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Jan 29

My kind of play

There is so much joy in being able to choose how you want to play and explore! Some of us just LOVE to show our ideas with glue and paint and paper. Others of us like to get our hands into sand to dive for Hebrew letters. We might really love to sort and feel …

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