Tag Archive: Skits

Oct 19

Trying something new

At the Jewish Enrichment Center, we have a pretty well-established practice of coming up with our classroom rules collaboratively. Children first think of what they hope to do this year– their “hopes and goals.” Then, they decide together what three or four general rules for the classroom will support them in taking care of themselves, each …

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Oct 06

Apology of Action in Action in Beit Nitzanim

As we come to the second-to-last week of our סליחה (slicha-forgiveness) theme, we can’t help but be impressed with the immense progress Nitzanimers have made. They started with talking about the Torah text, the Rabbis’ commentary, and their personal experiences with forgiveness. Now Nitzanimers are rehearsing the steps of the apology of action strategy, writing …

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Sep 26

Shofar Sounds and Dramatic Explorations of Slichah

The Nitzanimers really impressed me this week with their ability to weave together multiple different themes we’re focusing on into single skits. Almost all Nitzanim children participated in a skit at some point this week. We’ve also been talking about the difference between holding a grudge and taking revenge, rooted in reading the text of Leviticus 19:18. This …

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Sep 22

Questioning the Rabbis’ Examples

To start our סליחה (slicha-forgiveness) theme, we have been thinking about the way we feel when someone hurts us. We have connected our personal experiences to what the Torah and the Rabbis say about revenge and grudges. Nitzanimers have spent the last week giving personal definitions of these terms. For example, one NItzanimer said that …

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