Tag Archive: Shalom Chaverim 5776

May 25

Ending the Year in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about reflecting upon our year together. Together, we remembered the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of our Jewish year.   We looked back on some of the symbols of Hanukkah as we built our own hanukkiyot, spun dreidels, and created Hanukkah paintings. We looked back on Tu …

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May 05

Challah in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim were exploring challah in a variety of multi-sensory ways.   There was toy challah, to touch and feel (and even taste, for some of the youngest children!)             As we cover and uncover the toy challah together, we are learning about the significance of this …

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Mar 22

Preparing for Purim

Last week in Shalom Chaverim was busy with Purim preparations! As we try on different outfits, we are exploring the experience of taking on different identities, and becoming familiar with some of the important experiences of Purim. Then we set out the make our own hamantaschen together. Mixing and measuring the ingredients together is hard …

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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 24

Lilah tov!

We are exploring our good night rituals and saying “Lilah tov!” (Good night!) in all sorts of ways in Shalom Chaverim this week. There were animals to tuck into bed and wish “lilah tov,” to. We also explored the shamayim (sky) at lilah in many different ways. We added our own cochavim (stars) to a …

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Feb 04

Laila tov!

This week in Shalom Chaverim we began explorations surrounding a new unit– Laila Tov (“good night!”) We had the opportunity to practice saying “laila tov” to one another and to stuffed animals and other friendly toys and creatures. We formed Hebrew letters from play dough that looked like the sky during the laila– and even …

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Dec 10

Hanukkah is Coming in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim are exploring the shapes, symbols, and signs of Hanukkah. We are counting out candles for our hanukkiyot, and building our spoken vocabulary as we use words like “shamash” and “hanukkiyah.” We are sharing special Hanukkah stories and songs with one another. We are having the chance to explore and interact …

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Nov 12

Sefarim in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim have been exploring sefarim (books) in many different ways. Of course there are sefarim (books) to read with our special grown ups. As we share special Jewish books together, we are building our Jewish identity. We are reading stories from Torah together and exploring them through play. There were lots of …

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Oct 18

Sefarim in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim we launched a new exploration into sefarim (books) together. The children are exploring Jewish books and stories. For the 0-3 year old sets, launching into an exploration of books includes breaking them down to letters and words. As the children play with Hebrew letters– building them with playdough, or forming …

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Oct 02

Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim

Our first week in Shalom Chaverim was all about getting to know one another, and exploring some of the sights, sounds, and smells of Sukkot together. There were new objects to examine– an etrog to smell and feel, and a lulav to touch and shake. Then there were the sukkot themselves– one outside to examine …

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