Tag Archive: Shema

May 31

Culminating Project in Yetzirah

Photo May 08, 3 31 26 PM

Both Shorashim and Nitzanim have been working on panels for their group quilts. These quilts have not only been a review of the main themes they have learned this year (Sukkot, Breishit, Shema, Pesach, and Tzedakah VaChessed), but a culminating project to be displayed in a public space over the summer. Shorashim children have been …

Continue reading »

May 03

Nitzanim Revisits This Year’s Themes

IMG_1865

This week in Nitzanim… (click above for a video of our work!) In preparation for our final huge Yetzirah project of the year, Nitzanim spent a few days revisiting this year’s themes – Sukkot, Breishit, and Shema. We revisited through the lens of Tzedakah VaChessed. Nitzanimers received play כסף (kesef-money) to spend on playing and …

Continue reading »

Mar 24

Hanging A מזוזה (Mezuzah)

Writing the Shema onto a parchment.

In the שמע (Shema – Deuteronomy 6:4-9) we read: “And you should inscribe them on the doorposts of your houses and upon your gates.” As part of our שמע (Shema) exploration, Shorashim and Nitzanim children decorated the case of a מזוזה (mezuzah) and wrote the שמע (Shema) on a “parchment” that’s rolled inside. Here are some of the ins and …

Continue reading »

Feb 28

Finishing Our Mezuzot

JEC 2.28.12 015-A

This week, we FINALLY wrote our own שמע to go inside a mezuzah. We’ve worked so hard on recognizing and writing Hebrew letters. We’ve worked so hard on our שמע research (and it remains a favorite activity – one child asked today if we could go into the Chapel and do more research!). Today, we wrote the שמע.   …

Continue reading »

Feb 26

Stamping Jewish Holidays on Our Shema Pillowcases

JEC 2.26.12 017A

FIRST: Design a Jewish holiday stamp. (Review Jewish holidays and related objects.) See earlier blog post – we also learned about positive and negative space.   SECOND: Sketch holiday objects on stickers. (Review Jewish holidays and related objects.) Place stickers on pillowcases in a circle (like the cycle of the year). We’ll use the stickers to …

Continue reading »

Feb 22

Delving Further into the Aleph-bet with Shorashim

Shorashim learners point at the letters of the Hebrew alphabet as we sing the Aleph Bet song during Zman P'Geesha (meeting time).

This week at the Jewish Enrichment Center was full of wonderful experiences with the Hebrew alphabet in Beit Shorashim. The Shorashim learners played Hebrew letter bingo, matched pairs of Hebrew letter flashcards, experimented with Hebrew letter stencils and stickers, and even attempted to write their whole names in Hebrew. One Shorashim student, when visiting Beit …

Continue reading »

Feb 21

Exploring Hebrew Script Letters in Nitzanim

JEC 2.21.12 015

It’s become a thing.  Some of the Nitzanim children want to learn to write Hebrew using script letters. Block letters – the way Hebrew looks in print – had served this set of children well enough until a week or two ago, but now, only script will do. (Script lets you write Hebrew fast, but the …

Continue reading »

Feb 20

Using Our Knowledge of the Shema to Learn Hebrew

JEC 2.20.12 009

We’ve been singing the Shema together since September. We know most of the words pretty well. We even know what some of the words mean, since we have hand motions. Now we’re using our knowledge of the words of the Shema to help us learn Hebrew. Using homemade flashcards, we put the words of the first …

Continue reading »

Feb 19

Just a Regular Day Working Together…

JEC 2.19.12 005

…On a self-chosen Hebrew challenge: (They filled in the missing letters of the שמע, then wrote the entire line using Hebrew script letters.) …On a Hebrew running and writing game: …To plant vegetables and flowers for Beit Nitzanim (our Nitzanim home): We are enjoying learning with and from each other!    

Feb 15

Positive and Negative space

Looking at examples of Positive and Negative space

  This week, Nitzanim learned about positive and negative space. This explains the process behind screen printing, which Nitzanim has done already and completed the first step of the Shema pillow cases. We researched images in books about Jewish Chagim (holidays) and were given the challenge to sketch an object that associates with a specific …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Facebook Like Button for Dummies