Category Archive: Purim

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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Mar 05

Hamantashen in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim this week were busy exploring hamantashen– through stories, through singing, through sensory play and baking.   We talked a lot about mislach manot. We are learning to share– and learning how happy it makes others when we do! We shared toy feed around the classroom, and created our own baskets …

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Feb 19

Preparing for Purim!

This week the children in Shalom Chaverim were busy, busy, busy exploring all the sights, sounds and symbols of Purim! In the sensory table, we searched (and buried, and uncovered again and again) photos of children around the world celebrating Purim. As we play, we are noticing things that are the same across the celebrations– …

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Mar 22

Preparing for Purim

Last week in Shalom Chaverim was busy with Purim preparations! As we try on different outfits, we are exploring the experience of taking on different identities, and becoming familiar with some of the important experiences of Purim. Then we set out the make our own hamantaschen together. Mixing and measuring the ingredients together is hard …

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Mar 11

Preparing for Purim!

This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we started learning the story of Purim! While reading a kid-friendly Megilat Esther, children were able to discuss the plot and characters, as well as build parts of the story, make puppets of Haman, King Achashverosh, Mordechai, and Queen Esther, and make masks! We learned about the importance …

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Mar 08

Purim is Coming!

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about preparing for Purim. We explored and tried on costumes. As we dressing up and become someone different, we are developing an understanding of the way we celebrate Purim. We are exploring some of the imagery of Purim, as we play out the Purim story in play dough, …

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Feb 27

Purim is Coming

This past week in Shalom Chaverim was all about getting ready for Purim! We created and explore costumes together, examined Purim images, and shared in Purim stories and songs. </ Then, we set out to create and deliver mishloch manot together. We set to work mixing, measuring, stirring and baking. Mishloch manot (or sharing in …

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