Tag Archive: Pesach

Apr 07

Anafim taking the wheel

“Ok, we know all the other parts of the סדר (Seder, the ritual Passover meal). But what is נרצה (Nirtzah)? Our chart just has a picture of moon and stars.” “Let’s go downstairs and look at the הגדות (Haggadot, guidebooks for the Seder) set out at the book fair to see what they say.” “Okay, but we …

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Apr 05

Pesach book making and tasting

In Beit Shorashim and Shteelim this week we worked hard on the books that each child was going to bring home for their seder. Shorashim children created a book about the different items on the seder plate and their smells and taste of those items. The Shteelim children made books with the different parts of …

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Mar 30

Pesach is in the air

Can you hear it?     Audio: Groups of ענפים (Anafim, “branches” for 3rd-4th grade) children practicing different songs from the סדר (Seder; “order;” the ritual Passover meal). Pictured: A child reading from ספר שמות (Sefer Shemot, the book of Exodus) as she reviews the story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt.  

Mar 30

Pesach Learning!

“What do you think you know about פסח (Pesach, Passover)?” When asked this question, Alonimers had many things to say! They talked about the Pesach story (“Moshe was in a basket and Pharoh’s daughter found him”), things people might do on Pesach (“There’s a seder plate,” “We recline,” “We sing songs”), and food that some people …

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Apr 28

Happy Passover

When Jewish holidays fall on Enrichment Center days, we do something special to recognize the holiday. This week, we invited children to read together. Beautiful.

Apr 21

Chag Sameach! Happy Passover!

This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery/Kindergarten), we got super ready for the upcoming holiday of Pesach. It was not enough to learn the Ma Nishtanah and learn the items of the seder plate; this week we went deep into thinking what every food item we eat might mean for the Hebrews who were free after being …

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Apr 21

Glossing Glass

This week in Yetzirah, our nursery Shorashimers and kindergarten Shteelimers painted gloss enamel on glass to design their own special seder set! Shorashim made glass plates with the five circles for each part of the seder plate. Zeroa (shankbone) Beytza (egg) Karpas (parsley) Maror (bitter herb, like horseradish) Charoset (sweet apple salad) They chose the …

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Apr 14

ReDesigning Judaism

In Anafim, our third through fifth grade children have been exploring how the meaning of the seder changes in every generation. Through the years, we redesign Judaism so it can remain vibrant through the centuries. Our Enrichment Center children are taking their place in the ongoing conversation of just how we’ll redesign Judaism for ourselves today. …

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Apr 14

Silk Screening & Stamping!

This week the Steelimers (kindergarten) painted פֶּסַח (peh-sach – passover) words (מַצָּה – matza & מְסֻבִּין – misubin) onto pillowcases for the seder! We talked about how most of the year we sit up straight while eating but on Pesach we מְסֻבִּין! (mi-su-bin – lean!) “It’s like a cushion for eating!” a Steelimer exclaimed, as they all demonstrated with their …

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Apr 07

We Have A Lot of Choice as Jews

In 3rd – 5th grade Anafim (“Branches”), we are considering our role at the seder. What can we do as 3rd – 5th grade children to make the seder fun and memorable for us and our families? We’re learning new parts to lead at the seder. Lots of us have younger siblings who will sing the Four Questions …

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