Category Archive: Simchat Torah

Oct 19

Shorashim Celebrates Simchat Torah with the Torah!

All this week, Shorashim celebrated Simchat Torah.  On Simchat Torah, we finish the end of the last book of the Torah, and start all over again at the beginning.  This holiday is typically celebrated with song, dance, and yup, you guessed it, the Torah! But what exactly is the Torah that we talk (and sing) …

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Oct 19

Shorashim Design a Torah

This week Shorashim (“Roots” for Nursery) explored the Torah to celebrate Simchat Torah! We arranged shapes on the projector to look at ways we could dress the Torah. And we discovered that we could use the projector in so many different ways to add to our play! We could project the Torah on ourselves We …

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Oct 15

Simchat Torah in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim celebrated Simchat Torah this week at the Jewish Enrichment center. It was with great joy and enthusiasm that the children explored the Torah. We are recognizing, identifying and searching for the Torah as we do puzzles, scoop corn meals in the sensory table, and share stories together.   We are …

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Oct 08

What do we know about the Torah?

This week Shorashim and Shteelim have been exploring the תורה (Torah) in honor of our חג (chag-holiday), שמחת חורה (Simchat Torah). And boy do we have a lot to share! Before שמחת חורה (Simchat Torah) even began we got to look at and touch and read a real תורה together with Rabbi Rebecca! And since then our ideas …

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Oct 20

Simchat Torah in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about the recent holiday of Simchat Torah. This looked like building an understanding of what the Torah even is– what it looks like and what it means. There were photos of Torot to uncover beneath cornmeal, and blocks for building our own special arcs to hold a toy …

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Oct 15

First Day of Yedidim & Nitzanim Explore the Torah Scroll with Many Senses

Tuesday was another special day at the Jewish Enrichment Center. For many of our children, we saw, touched, listened to and smelled the scrolls of a Torah for the first time. It was also the first day we introduced ידידים (yedidim — buddies) to the Jewish Enrichment Center. ידידים are a unqiue opportunity for the …

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Oct 03

Settling Into Routine in Anafim

As the holidays wind down, we in Anafim have been settling into our routine. We are reviewing the routines we know from previous years and adding in new responsibilities to our קהילה (kehillah- community) job chart. We began the week with special ivrit challenges and finished up the week identifying goals we want to work towards. …

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Oct 03

Nitzanim Receive the Torah

The Nitzanim have been getting to know the Torah this week, in preparation for our next big exploration. We took a field trip to visit the Torah, which prompted some children to wonder how many words are in the Torah. Thanks to the magic of google, while the children guessed, we researched. Guesses ranged from …

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Oct 10

Making Simchat Torah Flags Together

In honor of Simchat Torah, Nitzanim (1st – 2nd grade) and Shteelim (Pre-K and K) children made Torah flags together. The Process: Nitzanim children outlined a closed or open Torah with tape. Children met their partners and learned one thing their partner likes to do. Older and younger children worked together to create colorful tissue …

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Oct 10

Partnering on a Simchat Torah Flag

What we were hoping for when we offered older and younger children a chance to create a Simchat Torah flag together… What collaboration!  

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