Tag Archive: Purim

Mar 11

Preparing for Purim!

This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we started learning the story of Purim! While reading a kid-friendly Megilat Esther, children were able to discuss the plot and characters, as well as build parts of the story, make puppets of Haman, King Achashverosh, Mordechai, and Queen Esther, and make masks! We learned about the importance …

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Mar 10

What We Do To Unwind

Wow! We have worked hard for seven weeks to explore יוסף (Yosef – Joseph) in the Torah. From wrestling with how brothers could sell another brother into slavery, to feeling renewed determination to stand up for others in tough situations (born out of a heated classroom conversation about whether or not the character of Reuven was brave), we are closing this …

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Mar 08

Purim is Coming!

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about preparing for Purim. We explored and tried on costumes. As we dressing up and become someone different, we are developing an understanding of the way we celebrate Purim. We are exploring some of the imagery of Purim, as we play out the Purim story in play dough, …

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Feb 27

Purim is Coming

This past week in Shalom Chaverim was all about getting ready for Purim! We created and explore costumes together, examined Purim images, and shared in Purim stories and songs. </ Then, we set out to create and deliver mishloch manot together. We set to work mixing, measuring, stirring and baking. Mishloch manot (or sharing in …

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Feb 25

Purim is Live!

During כיבוד (Kibud-snack) this week, we read a brief version of the Purim story in Beit Shorashim. Even though this wasn’t the main focus of our Purim exploration together, it lead to so much excitement surrounding the holiday for children. We started booing together when we heard Haman’s name in the story and as we were reading …

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Feb 23

Nitzanim Acts Out the Purim Story

After seven weeks of thinking deeply about Exodus, forming our own ideas, and grappling with what the early Rabbis have to say about our big questions (whew! That was a lot of brain work!), Nitzanimers are enjoying the opportunity to be silly together and act out the Purim story. The process is truly one that …

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Feb 19

Purim Play and Mishloach Manot in Shteelim

This week in Shteelim, we began our exploration of פורים (Purim) — reading the story of Esther, putting on puppet shows, making our own puppets, baking hamantaschen and giving them away! Over the next two weeks, we will be focusing on the ארבע מצוות (Arbah Mitzvot – four mitzvot) of פורים (Purim): לשמוע מגילה (lishmoa megillah — listening to the …

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Feb 18

Shorashim Starts Purim

We finished our Exodus story in Shorashim last week, and wrapped up an incredibly imaginative, and inventive 6 weeks of building and sharing ideas with each other. We can’t wait to show you some of what we have worked on! We have now shifted into spending time inside of Purim together over the next few …

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Feb 08

Preparing for Purim in Shalom Chaverim

In Shalom Chaverim this week the children were busy using their senses to explore the symbols of Purim. As we examine photos of children in costume inside the water table, or create play dough scenes with the characters from the Purim story, we are building an understanding of what this holiday is all about. There …

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Aug 15

Megillah Reading 5774!

This Spring many families in the Jewish Enrichment Center participated in a community-wide Megillah reading.  Below are videos of some parshot of the book of Esther, the megillah, read by the members in our community ranging in age from 4 to 9: wow!  Some videos are simply audio recordings, some are home videos with a …

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