Category Archive: Purim

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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Mar 10

Snacktime in Shushan

After all the hard work that went into finishing up our קדושה (Kedushah, holiness) theme, what better opportunity to unwind than פורים (Purim)? In addition to making some fabulous מסכות (masechot, masks), ענפים (Anafim, “branches” for 3rd-4th grade children) have been getting into the silly, zany, outlandish Purim spirit with skits and table readings of the Purim story …

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Mar 09

Purim Spiel in Alonim

This week, Alonim (for 5th and 6th grades) is working very hard on writing and directing their own scenes in a Purim Spiel, or funny play telling the Purim story. Their spiel will be performed on Sunday for the younger children at the Enrichment Center. Get ready – Alonim has a lot of puns up …

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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!

Mar 07

Hamantaschen! (As told by Nitzanim)

Crack 3 eggs into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup oil. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir stir stir! Roll dough flat and cut out circle shapes. Spoon jelly into the center of the circles. Pinch tight! Bake at 350 degrees …

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