Tag Archive: Shorashim 5776

Feb 18

Building with Yosef!

In Shorashim-Sheelim we have new explorations this week! We are building parts of the story of יוסף (Yosef) with different materials. The children talked about the parts of the story that most excited them and the way they could represent it with blocks, magnets,  costumes, or making their own puppets! We built the prison. And the pit …

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Feb 10

Letter-castles and famine in Egypt

This week in Shorashim-Shteelim has been one full of games,  עברית (Ivrit – Hebrew) and יוסף (Yosef – Joseph). With the story of יוסף moving further along, we have now arrived in Egypt, in prison, and have heard of Yosef’s doing with פרעה (Par’oh – Pharaoh). Here are some things the children said – “Par’oh was the …

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Feb 08

Genesis 41:1-56 (Par’oh’s Dreams) for Nursery and Kindergarten

Two years later, Par’oh had a dream. הִנֵּה Hineh! he was standing by the Nile river. And הִנֵּה hineh! out of the Nile river came seven big, plump, good-looking cows, and they started eating the reeds by the river.  And הִנֵּה hineh!- seven more cows came out from the Nile river after the first ones. …

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Feb 03

He could have gotten out sideways

This week in Shorahim-Shteelim, we continued the story of יוסף (Yosef – Joseph); we followed him to Egypt and heard what awaited him there.  Alongside that, we played and explored…   Here is one moment were the puppet-show corner took life…   Some of us went to the chapel and had a look at the תורה (Tora – …

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Feb 01

Genesis 40:1-23 (Yosef in Prison) for Nursery and Kindergarten

1 א)  וַיְהִי, אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, חָטְאוּ מַשְׁקֵה מֶלֶךְ–מִצְרַיִם, וְהָאֹפֶה—לַאֲדֹנֵיהֶם, לְמֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם ב)  וַיִּקְצֹף פַּרְעֹה, עַל שְׁנֵי סָרִיסָיו—עַל שַׂר הַמַּשְׁקִים, וְעַל שַׂר הָאוֹפִים ג)  וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם בְּמִשְׁמַר, בֵּית שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים—אֶל–בֵּית הַסֹּהַר:  מְקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יוֹסֵף אָסוּר שָׁם ד)  וַיִּפְקֹד שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים אֶת–יוֹסֵף, אִתָּם—וַיְשָׁרֶת אֹתָם; וַיִּהְיוּ יָמִים, בְּמִשְׁמָר 1) A while later, the king of Egypt’s cupbearer …

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Jan 28

A wild beast visited Shorashim-Shteelim

Shorashim and Shteelim ventured into their second week of exploring the story of Yosef and his dreams. This week we continued with the story some more, and found out what kind of fate awaited Yosef after telling his dreams to his brothers and his father. We used different parts of the classroom to get to know …

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Jan 26

Feelings in Fabric!

This week in Yetzira we imagined how clothing can give voice to feelings. We discussed what Yosef’s clothing may have looked like in relation to his feelings in the any given scene. We had opinions on how Yosef may have felt when he got a special present from his father, Yaakov, and when he was …

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Jan 25

Genesis 37:12-36 (Yosef in the Pit) for Nursery and Kindergarten

Genesis 37:12-36 בראשית לז One day, Yosef’s brothers went to take care of their father’s sheep. Ya’akov, their father, said to Yosef, “Go see how your brothers and the sheep are doing and come back and tell me.” Yosef said, “Sure!” His brothers saw him coming, and they made a plan to hurt him. They …

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Jan 22

Genesis 37:1-11 (Yosef and his Brothers)

1 א)  וַיֵּשֶׁב יַעֲקֹב, בְּאֶרֶץ מְגוּרֵי אָבִיו—בְּאֶרֶץ, כְּנָעַן Ya’akov (Jacob) lived in the land of Cana’an. This is the story of Ya’akov and all his family. 2 ב)  אֵלֶּה תֹּלְדוֹת יַעֲקֹב, יוֹסֵף בֶּן–שְׁבַע–עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה הָיָה רֹעֶה אֶת–אֶחָיו בַּצֹּאן, וְהוּא נַעַר אֶת–בְּנֵי בִלְהָה וְאֶת–בְּנֵי זִלְפָּה, נְשֵׁי אָבִיו; וַיָּבֵא יוֹסֵף אֶת–דִּבָּתָם רָעָה, אֶל–אֲבִיהֶם When Ya’akov’s son Yosef …

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Jan 20

In came Yosef…

This has been an exciting week! This week marks the first week of a venture into a brand new Theme at the Jewish Enrichment Center – יוסף (Yosef – Joseph). For Shorashim and Shteelim, that also means that our בית (Bayit – Home) was redesigned so that our learning environment has new exploration opportunities of all different kinds … After המורה בן (HaMoreh …

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