Tag Archive: Shorashim 5776

May 25

Hunting for more

This week we have been filling up our Torah wall! We are all the way down to Ba’midbar (Numbers), which means we’ve heard stories from Bereshit, Shmot, Va’yicrá, and Ba’midbar. Some children consider the Yosef story to be the best!, others really like the Pesach story, or the new donkey story. We have been hunting …

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May 05

Sefer (Book) is our new theme!

Leaving Pesach behind, it is time to look into what makes our Judaism rich and intriguing. We are looking into the special Jewish books where all the stories and prayers are found. The Torah is one of the most popular amongst the children, but we are starting to know the Chumash (Torah in book form), …

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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 07

Ma Nishtanah?

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 Clay Play

Shorashim nursery children and Shteelim kindergarten children reacquainted themselves this week with what goes on the seder plate! We used colorful clay to make mini representations of כַּרְפַּס (Kar-pas – bitter herbs), זְרוֹעַ (zeh-ro-ah – bone shank), חֲרוֹסֶת (cha-ro-set – charoset), מָרוֹר  (maror – horseradish root), and בֵּיצָה (bey-tzah – egg). Some of us had extra time to make מַצָּה (matzah)!    …

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Mar 30

Pesach is coming!

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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Feb 25

Yosef in all his colors!

This week we have continued the exploration of יוסף (Yosef) and the kids’ understanding of the story. With the creation of puppets, costumes, and building parts of the story, while thinking about Yosef’s יוסף feelings in Yetzirah. The topics of family, sadness, power, hunger, and emotion have all come up.  A very modern castle for …

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Feb 24

Drafts and Dyes!

This week Shorashim and Shteelim used tie dye to show how Yosef felt on the outside of his tunic. “I’m making the colors of how יוסף (yo-sef -Yosef) felt in the pit. כחול (Ka-chole – Blue) means sad, אדום (adome – red) means mad, the grey he felt bad and the ירוק (yaroke – yellow) …

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