Tag Archive: Hashavat Aveidah

Jun 09

Anafim 5774 Hashavat Aveidah Presentation

  Below are the words of the Anafim children compiled by their Morah (educator).   Girl, age 7: We read the Torah verses that introduce Hashavat Aveidah, returning lost objects. We noticed the last words, “Don’t hide from the responsibility.” We thought that the Torah tells you to do Hashavat Aveidah but it does not tell …

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Jun 03

Nitzanim Thinks Like the Rabbis

This week, over kibud, we read the Mishna from Bava Metzia 2:2, which talks about what kinds of things you must “proclaim” if you find them.   This is what our children had to say on what you’d need to return:   Girl 1:  It depends on what it is.  If it’s a penny, that’s …

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May 29

Shorashim Decorates the Tzedakah Box

The short week didn’t stop Shorashim from having some thought provoking discussions!  With the paint now dry on our tzedakah box, we had a lot more to discuss. First we had to add other decorations.  In order to get ideas, we went out to take a look at how we decorated the Lost and Found …

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May 22

Shorashim Makes a Tzedakah Box

This week Shorashim explored the question of what to do when one finds lost money.  One Shorashimer found 3 pennies!  She was very concerned as to where they came from, so she decided to go around and ask to see if anyone at the Jewish Enrichment Center lost them.   They didn’t belong to anyone …

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May 22

Nitzanim Writes a Play!

This week in Nitzanim, we’ve been working on writing stories or plays on the theme of Hashavat Avedah.  In any of these stories or plays, someone looses an object and someone else finds it and returns it.  The stories are all different, some are about real events, and some come from the children’s imaginations.   …

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May 15

Shorashim Makes a Lost and Found Box

Continuing with our theme of Hashavat Aveidah (returning lost items), this week Shorashim discussed what to do if they happen to find a lost item.  They quickly responded, “return it to the person who lost it,” but what if the owner is unknown?  Using our knowledge of school environments, it didn’t take long for Shorashimers …

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May 08

Shorashim Showcases Important Items

Shorashim dove further into Hashevat Aveidah this week by making posters for items that are special to them.   At a very young age, it is difficult for children to understand the perspective of others.  Part of Hashevat Aveidah is returning lost items to others.  We wanted to make sure that Shorashimers were able to …

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May 01

Shorashim Begins to Explore Hashavat Aveidah

This week Shorashim began to explore the concept of Hashavat Aveidah: finding/returning lost items.   We told a a story about a girl who lost a favorite toy, and asked Shorashimers how they thought she felt; most said “sad,” some even said, “surprised.”   Some Shorashimers recalled times they’d lost items: here one Shorashimer drew …

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May 01

How to Return a Lost Item, According to Nitzanim

Nitzanim were introduced to the biblical verses instructing one to return lost animals, or garments, or anything else that one finds. The children were invited to write stories illustrating scenarios where that might happen. One child, a kindergartener, rather than writing a story wrote an instruction manual. Here is his interpretation of what to do …

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