Tag Archive: Rivkah

Nov 07

Rivkah Dramatic Play in Shorashim

There’s no better way to help you understand and remember a story than to tell it yourself.  We did just that in Shorashim this week by bringing the first story of Rivkah to life through dramatic play!   Instead of one scripted performance, children were given the opportunity to come in and out of the …

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Nov 07

Putting it all in order in Anafim

As you might remember, our Anafimers were super proud of the character wall they created of the Rivka story. When we added a second story to our knowledge of Rivka (and activated previous knowledge from years past) it became clear we were going to need to expand our character wall! Not only did we add …

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Nov 07

Shorashim Looks for their Shimot… & More

The Shorashimers have been really taking ownership of their shimot (Hebrew names) over the past few weeks. So we set out to do a hunt around the building for the letters of their shimot. They used their “tool” (a paper plate with the letters around the edge and fold down after it’s found) to see …

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Nov 07

Nitzanim Teach Each Other

The stories about Rivkah have brought up a whole bunch of new, complicated, or unfamiliar words and concepts for our Kindergarten and 1st graders in Nitzanim. Fortunately, what may be hard or new for one child, is often clear to another. Our children have gotten very good both at asking when they don’t understand, and …

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Oct 31

Shorashim Makes a Desert and Jewelry

    On Sunday we finished making our גמלים (gamalim – camels).  But we realized that a classroom is no place for them to live!   גמלים (gamalim – camels) live in the desert, where the story of Rivkah takes place.  With Morah Naomi’s help, we created a desert backdrop for our classroom!   First, we had to …

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Oct 31

Working towards goals in Anafim

We had an exciting week in Anafim cooking lentil soup on Tuesday for the entire Jewish Enrichment Center. We also prepared skits of different versions of our second רבקה story. Even with all of the thematic activity we found time to work towards the hopes and goals we articulated earlier in the year. Many children wanted to …

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Oct 30

Nitzanim Wrestles with the Story of Ya’akov and Esav

In Beit Nitzanim this week, we’ve introduced the second story of Rivkah, where Ya’akov and Esav are born.  One Nitzanim girl was particularly concerned with the line that says “Yitzchak liked meat and therefore loved Esav, but Rivkah loved Ya’akov.” Girl:  “One of the 10 Commandments is love your parents. But in the story the …

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Oct 30

Working בְּיַחַד (B’Yachad, Together) = So Many Ideas

As we move onto our second story of Rivkah, we need more props. This Tuesday Nitzanim told the Morot they need a “fire pit” / “stove” (“but like one from the olden days”) for the scene where יעקב (Ya’akov) makes stew. We looked at pictures of different camp fires, fire pits and out door ovens …

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Oct 24

Shorashim Continues To Explore the Story of Rivkah

Now that everyone in Shorashim has heard the story a couple of times, this week we were able to explore the story of Rivkah more in depth.   We began to personalize the story by coloring in illustrations made by our own Morah Naomi.   This task allowed children to explore their creativity by taking …

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Oct 23

B’Yachad (Together)

Shorashim (ages 3-4) and Nitzanim (ages 5-6) explored so many things ביחד (b’yachad – together) on Tuesday! (Because Jewish community isn’t composed of just a single age group. Folks of all ages gotta figure out how to come together with our different values and skills.) B’yachad, we made pretzel dough. B’yachad, we made Hebrew letters. …

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