Emily Nadel

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Name: Emily Nadel
Date registered: August 17, 2021

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  1. What does Shalom feel like? — September 23, 2022
  2. Welcome to Anafim v’Alonim — September 13, 2022
  3. “Do Not Waste”, CREATE! — September 6, 2022
  4. פֶּסַח Pesach Passover in Anafim v’Alonim — April 8, 2022
  5. Digging Deep into פֶּסַח — March 31, 2022

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Sep 23

What does Shalom feel like?

In Anafim V’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade, and “Oak Trees” for 5th Grade), we have so many ideas about how to take care of each other, and how to feel Shalom in our community. We began by sharing different rules for how we treat each other, and then put them into categories: Be kind Be …

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Sep 13

Welcome to Anafim v’Alonim

Welcome to Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade)! After a long summer, we were so excited to see each other this fall. We began the year by playing pictionary with some summer stories, a slew of רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנַה (Rosh HaShannah) games, and sharing our hopes for our year together.

Sep 06

“Do Not Waste”, CREATE!

In our second week of August Camp, children in 1st through 5th grade explored the Jewish idea of Bal Taschit, “Do Not Waste”! We learned where Bal Taschit comes from (the Torah!), went on field trips to explore different types of green technology, built water filtration systems, and designed our own ideas for how to …

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Apr 08

פֶּסַח Pesach Passover in Anafim v’Alonim

Children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) are treating each other with such kindness as we explore stories related to taking care of our community – especially those who have recently moved. We are writing, drawing, building, collaging, painting, working with natural dyes — and then sharing and …

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Mar 31

Digging Deep into פֶּסַח

Children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) are so excited about פֶּסַח Pesach Passover! Sharing memories and recipes, singing enthusiastically the 14 Parts of the Seder and Mah Nishtanah, and diving deep into תּוֹרָה Torah texts. Children are so excited to share their ideas and knowledge through artwork, …

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Feb 17

Thinking About Final Projects!

Children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) are just brimming with ideas about the שְׁמַע Shema! We began the week reflecting on the what we’ve explored: stories from the Early Rabbis about the Bedtime שְׁמַע Shema, שְׁמַע Shema Stories, the history of שְׁמַע Shema, and more. We used …

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Jan 27

שְׁמַע Shema Stories

What a week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade)! We began the week listening and illustrating to שְׁמַע Shema Stories: of climbing a mountain turning to the שְׁמַע Shema for comfort, shouting across a lake with joy, and learning to love the שְׁמַע Shema by studying it. These …

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Jan 13

Exploring Shema

Wow – what an exciting beginning to our Winter Theme! This week Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) began to explore “Shema.” We began by discovering the Shema in the Torah, in a Mezuzah, and a Siddur (Jewish Prayerbook) – finding similarities and differences and wondering, “What is the shema?” …

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Dec 17

Celebrating Avraham V’Lot!

We had so much fun together in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) this week! We began the week visiting our Avraham V’Lot (Abraham and Lot) Installation to see, share, and explore! Later in the week, we celebrated a great fall together with a scavenger hunt, challenges, and baking together! …

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Dec 06

Final Projects in Full Swing!

Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) was abuzz this week with final projects and celebrating Chanukah! Children painted and collaborated… Dreamt big…

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