This past Sunday our Shorashimers paid a visit to Beyt Shteelim and were paired up for the day. How exciting to experience a glimpse of their upcoming year! And, how friendly it was for the Shteelimers to welcome them and work side by side!
In Yetzirah, older and younger children traced ידים (yadayim – hands) in pairs.
Later in the week, Shteelimers were rearranged in pairs/groups for a slightly more complex version of the yadayim project. A series of decisions had to be made, leading to LOTS OF COMPROMISE. For the young Shteelimers compromise is a fresh concept but so present in their friendship. This was the first step, but we hope to grow their compromising skills and help them carry on healthy friendships!