Tag Archive: Pesach

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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Apr 07

Ma Nishtanah?

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We have tackled the fundamental parts of the story of פֶּסַח (pesach), but it is time for us to delve into the four questions of the Ma Nishtanah.  The Shorashimers have started learning the song by listening on the iPads and hearing them during Pegisha. While Shteelimers are creating their own charts by writing the most …

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Mar 30

Pesach is coming!

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Pesach is one of our big holidays, and there’s much we need to prepare. The children are starting to hear the story of the Israelites in Egypt, understanding the hard and arduous conditions they lived through to overcome slavery and be finally free. We are getting to know the items that go on the seder plate …

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Apr 08

Making our Omer calendar


It’s that time of the year.  Since we are in Pesach (Passover), we at the Jewish Enrichment Center started to think about how we were going to count the Omer this year.  The Omer is the period of 49 days that some Jews count between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot.  Pesach (Passover) is the way in …

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Apr 02

Mah Nishtanah Madness and Other Pesach Prep

A Shteelimer holds up her Mah Nishtanah banner.

This week in Shteelim, we had nonstop singing, making art about, and playing with מה נשתנה (Mah Nishtanah – The Four Questions). We finished making our fabric banners in יצירתיות (Yetzirah – creativity), which show each of the four questions as represented by the items that are different: מצה (matzah), מרור (maror), שתי פעמים (shtei f’amim – (dip) twice), and מְסֻבִּין …

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