Category Archive: L’hitpalel

Mar 15

Celebrating Our Growth

As the winter quarter wraps up, Anafim has so much to celebrate! On Sunday, Anafimers shared their לְהִתְפַּלֵל (l’hitpalel – “to pray”) final projects with their families and communities. Children exuded joy and pride as they got to share all of their hard work and big ideas from this theme. All of the ways in …

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Mar 14

Installation Inspiration

Last weekend was Family Exploration and Celebration at the Jewish Enrichment Center. Projects and artist statements were beautifully displayed, explorations were opened up, and joy shone out of faces everywhere. In Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak Trees” for 4th-5th grade children), we are celebrating the moments of family connection where parents and children deeply engaged …

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Mar 08

See you Sunday!

It’s been a flurry of printing, editing, gluing, and chopping as we prepare to share children’s ideas about our winter quarter theme L’hitpalel (“To pray”). In this installation, children are wrestling with the role of Adonai (God) in prayer; the way a person might feel before, during, and after choosing to pray; and the many, …

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Mar 07

Quiet on set…. ACTION!

Projects and artist statements are done! We are SO READY for Family Exploration and Celebration THIS Sunday.   Soon we will celebrate the holiday, Purim!   Yesterday Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades), prepared to write our very own Purim shpiel! Well folks, you heard it here. Anafim v’Alonim is …

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Feb 27

Creating and Collaborating

With just a few sessions left until the Family Exploration and Celebration, Beit Anafim is abuzz with excitement towards wrapping up their final projects. Each child is immersed in a unique project that both showcases their distinctive ideas about לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) and challenges them to express those thoughts and feelings in a modality that interests …

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Feb 27

Creating Our Way to the לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) Family Exploration

שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been busy busy busy preparing for this theme’s family exploration and celebration! Every day these young artists spend up to an hour moving between various ongoing projects in the studio. שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim) have been working on these projects over multiple sessions at the …

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Feb 27

It’s the final countdown…!

Step into our learning space any day this week, and you’ll feel the palpable excitement in the air. With only a few sessions remaining until our Family Exploration and Celebration, the children in Anafim v’Alonim have been immersed in their final l’hitpalel (“to pray”) projects. Each child is pursuing an inquiry area that is most …

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Feb 25

Similar and different

We’re in week two of frenzied final project mode in Beit Nitzanim, but today we took a few moments to slow down and share. Children took turns telling their לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) stories to a peer. They showed photos of their buildings, explained project planning pages, and some of our big first grade readers even read …

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Feb 22

Deepening each other’s ideas in Anafim v’Alonim

What a week it has been in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades).  All the deep and thoughtful question asking, ideas and artwork that have developed over this theme are just… EXTRAORDINARY!!   This week children did some serious and focused planning for their projects to share with the community …

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Feb 22

Synthesis through Storytelling

This week, Anafimers have put their brains on their final projects for our לְהִתְפַּלֵל (l’hitpalel) theme. Through buildings and books, they’re telling stories about לְהִתְפַּלֵל (l’hitpalel) to show all of the big ideas that they’ve generated over the past weeks of our theme. The children’s nascent stories display both an intense grappling with the diverse, …

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