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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

Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim!

This week, the children in Shalom Chaverim were busy preparing for a visit to the Sukkah!  Using blocks, the children set to work building their own sukkah to house some animal friends. The children even added branches to the top to create a roof– so the people (and alligators, and zebra!) inside could look up …

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Oct 05

Righteous or Wicked, What does it all Mean?

Alonim and Middle Schoolers wrestled with our text, Genesis 18. While last week we worked on our ideas of the cry, this week we took it slow, focusing on exploring the text wholly. They spent the week working on creative ways to interpret their questions. However, we reached a road block. Their exploration was stifled, …

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Sep 28

In the beginning…

Well, we’re not going all the way back to the very beginning. But in ענפים (Anafim- branches, for 3rd-4th grade), our first text of the year takes us back to Genesis 18, to the story of אברהם (Avraham) and שרה (Sarah), being visited by three mysterious strangers. Later in the chapter, God tells Avraham, “The cry of …

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Sep 27

Cozy Corners

In Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we are starting off the year by practicing different ways to take care of ourselves, one way we are taking care of ourselves is to take breaks when our brains and bodies need them. We have a cozy corner in our room with a soft rug, a giant pillow, natural …

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Sep 13

Shteelim Shofar Exploration

Earlier in the week, children spent a lot of time using  שופרות (shofarot)  in their play, they were really focused on sound.   The past two days, I brought a שופר (shofar) in a Mystery box. We sat down together and took turns putting our יד (yad– hand) in the box, just one of many ways we …

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Jun 08

Completing the Year on a Sweet Note

Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) had a wonderful last week of Jewish Enrichment for the שנה (shanah– year)! Playing one last game of מסטיק (Mastik– the Hebrew version of, “bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish”)! Last עברית (Ivrit– Hebrew) choices! Finishing our אותיות (otiot– Hebrew letters) book! Playing a משחק צבע (mischak tzevah– color game) outside with the parachute! …

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Jun 07

A Joyous Final Week

It was a joyous final week filled with some of our favorite things: Baking Making up skits together outside Yetzirah (art/creativity) projects And cozy Ivrit (Hebrew) At the end of the day, we had a chance to speak our mind to our community. Here are just a few of the comments children shared: “Thank you everybody for a really …

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May 24

New Ways of Playing Tzedakah!

This week Shorashim (‘Roots’ for Nursery) and Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) have continued to play צדקה (Tzedakah) different ways. We already know that צדקה (Tzedakah– charity/justice) is money we give to help people who need it, but צדקה (Tzedakah – charity/justice) might be used to help in different ways. צדקה (Tzedakah- charity/justice) may be given to help build playgrounds in neighborhoods …

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May 23

Preparing to Say Shalom in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about remembering the experiences we shared together. In the sensory table, we searched for photos of many of the different learning experience we shared this year. Excitedly, we recognized our friends’ faces and our own face. We also revisited some of our favorite explorations from the year together. …

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