Tag Archive: Sukkot

Oct 28

Designing Our Own Sukkot

This sukkah represents freedom. The round table represents equality.     This sukkah shows a scene from when the Hasmonean kings were in charge. King Alexander Yannai refused to do the ritual in the Temple the way the people believed it should be done, and they pelted him with etrogrim (etrogs, a fruit we use …

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Oct 27

Sukkot is Zeman Simchateinu, the Time of Us Being Happy!

Here in Beit Shorashim v Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we are exploring our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot). One way we explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) was by building our own סוכות (sukkot).   We explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) is by shaking the לולב (lulav) and אתרוג (etrog)   We explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) by listening to music …

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Oct 27

Sukkah City

We did it! After planning… Building… Gathering natural materials for building and decorations (and enjoying a beautiful fall morning during Sukkot)… More building… Poster-making… And setting up the space, The יום רביעי (yom revi’i, Wednesday) group got to show our younger friends our three-part סוכה (sukkah) city exhibit!   We have the “wilderness” exhibit, inspired …

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Oct 23

Exploring the Sukkah in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim we prepared for a trip to visit the sukkah together! We prepared our own special kibud (snack!) to eat in a special place– the sukkah! We d measured out the ingredients together into a big bowl, and then we mixed and mixed. (A challenge for developing fine motor strength and …

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Oct 21

Sixth Grade Field Trip!

Yes! Sukkot is Zeman Simchateinu – The Time of Our Rejoicing.   We took our first-ever Jewish Enrichment Center field trip, to the Garfield Park Conservatory. It was ninety straight minutes of, “You absolutely have to see this!” and “Look at that shape!” We took notes, drew pictures, took a ton of photos, and developed …

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Oct 21

Our Trip to the Conservatory: The Palm Room

This post was written by one of our sixth graders, after our first-ever Jewish Enrichment Center field trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory. We went to the conservatory to think about what we wanted to make our sukkah out of and we looked at all the plants and animals there.  First we went to the …

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Oct 20

Sukkot Play

In Beit Shorashim v’ Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have been participating in סוכות (sukkot) play. We built סוכות (sukkot) using natural blocks and materials.   We made decorations and decorated the Beit Shorashim v’ Shteelim סוכה (sukkah)…   …and added סכך  (schach-leafy branches)  to the top of the סוכה (sukkah). We prepared a meal to eat in …

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Oct 20

Many minds, helping hands

During the first few days of סוכות (the festival of Sukkot), we in ענפים (Anafim, “Branches” for 3rd-4th grade) began our Sukkah City project by figuring out the Early Rabbis’ rules of what a סוכה (sukkah) needs in order to count as a סוכה (sukkah). We looked at pictures of סוכות (sukkot) and discussed what …

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Oct 16

Building a Sukkah in Shalom Chaverim

This week there were sukkot everywhere you looked in Shalom Chaverim! We read stories and books about building a sukkah, and then we set out to create our own.   Some children chose to build a sukkah with blocks and natural materials. We checked to see if we could see any stars through the leaves …

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Oct 13

Sukkot is Coming

In Beit Shorashim v Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we are shifting our minds, bodies, and space towards the חַג סוכות (Holiday of Sukkot). We are excited to be fully immersed in סוכות (Sukkot). Exciting times working together to build our very own סוכה (Sukkah) in Beit Shorashim v Shteelim. We did it ourselves! Then we set to work decorating it.

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