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Mar 01

Installation Time!

It’s all installation all the time as we put the final preparations on our Kedushah (Holiness) Family Exploration and Celebration! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, March 5th at 9:00 AM.   Here’s just a few pictures of Enrichment Center educators and staff hard at work designing an installation to honor children’s incredible work and …

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Feb 22

Shorashim and Shteelim Share Torah Play

Shorashim (“roots” for nursery) and Shteelim (“saplings” for Kindergarten) have been playing how you might choose to treat the Torah in a special way.   We are making a חושן (choshen– breastplate) that could be used to decorate the front of a torah. Here children are making bells for the חושן (choshen– breastplate). “Maybe it has …

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Feb 15

Exploring the Torah Through the Eyes of Shorashim and Shteelim

In Beit Shorashim vShteelim (nursery and kindergarten) this week we are exploring the Torah in many different ways this week.   We practiced writing special Torah otiot (letters) with special pens We explored the ארון קודש (Aron Kodesh), where the Torah is kept, through feel and drawing. Making our own Torah cover with a special guest. …

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Feb 09

Tu B’Shevat

This week in Beit Shorashim V’Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we are explorinֿg ט׳׳ו בשבט (Tu B’Shevat). We have been thinking about all of the things that עצים (etzim- trees) provide us with – “etzim give us shade”, “they give us fruit, apples and bananas”, “they give us wood for building” – and have been playing …

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Feb 02

How can we not put a stumbling block in front of the blind?

In Beit Shorashim vShteelim (nursery and kindergarten) this week we explored how accessible it is for a blind person to find Beit Shorashim vShteelim and what were some of the challenges that we found in the building. We felt how a blind person might read the different rooms that are in building, however we had …

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Jan 25

Playing Examples of Kedusha (Holiness) from the Torah

This week in Beit Shorashim V’Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have started playing some examples of the many things that the Torah says are Kadosh in ויקרא י״ט (Vayikra-Leviticus 19).   The Torah says so many things are kadosh (holy)! Leaving the corners of your field for the poor… “We should leave the food so they aren’t hungry, …

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Jan 20

קדושה (kedushah- Holiness) Through Feelings

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have been focused on what feelings about different times, places, people, objects, and songs make use feel inside our גוּף (body).   We should our feelings through our גופים (bodies) when we heard different types of music.     We should our feelings when we celebrated Channukah. …

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Jan 05

Ivrit Here, Ivrit There, Ivrit EVERYWHERE!

It is nice to be back from winter break with our Shorashim Shteelim friends. This week we have been completely focused on our Ivrit skills in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim. We went on אותיות (letters) hunt  throughout the building.   Did some big letter fill-ins in Yetzirah (creativity). Figuring out אותיות (letters) in other people’s names. Sorting אותיות (letters) into …

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Dec 08

Wrapping up Bamidbar

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery and Kindergarten) we completed our final text for this theme. The children sequenced the whole text (Bamidbar 13) starting with Adonai telling Moshe to send out scouts to explore the land. Moshe sent out the scouts, but added some questions for them to think about when scouting the land. …

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Nov 29

Scouting our New home

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery and Kindergarten) we introduced our new and final text for this theme. This text talks about how Adonai told Moshe to send out scouts to explore the land. Moshe sent out the scouts, but added some questions for them to think about when scouting the land. To read the …

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