Category Archive: Boker Tov

Jun 07

Shorashim Reviews the Year with Ivrit in Yetzirah

Shorashim has had a full year of exploration at the Jewish Enrichment Center- including tons of games and projects about the Hebrew names of body parts. During our last session as Shorashim before the Enrichment Center community exploration and picnic, the Shorashimers practiced saying יד yad (hand) and אצבעות etzbaot (fingers) in addition to drawing …

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Jun 06

A Year of Yetzirah Revisited

This week in Yetzirah (and in Beyt Shteelim!), the Shteelimers reviewed many of the skills, techniques and Ivrit (Hebrew) vocabulary they learned throughout the year. It’s interesting to see what they remember, how they’ve improved and how they do things differently this time around. Several Shteelim girls showed off their Ivrit (Hebrew) writing skills by painting the אותיות (otiot- …

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Apr 12

Boker Tov Interviews

This week, Nitzanim completed one final investigation of our mysterious words (that we saw first in these morning blessings). We’ve seen what our mysterious words are in the Torah (something God does), in the Talmud (a discussion among the early rabbis about what to say when we get dressed and ready for the day), and …

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Mar 15

Surprises in Shorashim

Like Shteelim and Netzanim, Shorashim is helping to create our beautiful community Ma Tovu tent! (Check out this post to explore this incredible project). When the Shorashimers approached the white fabric and began to sponge on paint, they were excited to discover Morah Naomi had painted their שמות shemot (names) onto the cloth with a special paint …

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Mar 14

Mah Tovu: Made By Our Community, For Our Community

Every group of the Jewish Enrichment Center participated in Yetzirah this week- it was pretty extraordinary! Through out this Boker Tov unit we have focused on ourselves: how we treat others and how the Modeh Ani prayer resonates with us individually. And there’s no better way to wrap up the unit than with a communal activity …

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Mar 07

An Artist’s Layout

To finish up their final Yetzirah project, the Shteelimers did what any real artists would do: they consciously decided how to present their artworks to the public by arranging a layout. Over the past few months our Shteelimers have done several pieces of art including a watercolor painting, a self portrait and four sides of …

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Mar 06

Shteelim’s Mah Tovu Tent

We have a new Mah Tovu tent in Beit Shteelim. Morah Miryam invited us in pairs to come to the Mah Tovu tent. When I stuck a יד (yad – hand) into the tent, I pulled out a surprise! It was a picture of a part of my גוף (guf – body)! Then I thought about how I …

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Mar 05

Regular Ol’ Days

Sometimes it feels good just to do the regular stuff. We had such a lovely Sunday and Monday this week. What a shame we didn’t get to have a session on Tuesday because of the snow. Here’s some of our regular stuff: Checking out the moon chart. It’s near the end of the Hebrew month …

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Mar 01

The Torah- Up Close and Personal!

Shteelimers gathered around the Torah this week… Girl 1: Wow. It’s sparkling. Morah Miryam: What do you see? Boy 1: It’s like an army of letters. Morah Miryam: Oh, show us where you see an army. Boy 1. In all the lined up letters. Like Pharaoh’s army is some of the letters and the Hebrews …

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Mar 01

Children Revisit Ideas, Part 3

Missed Part 1? Catch it here. Missed Part 2? Read it here. Part 3: Could children understand berakhot as something the early rabbis said to get their brains ready for the day? And if the rabbis were getting their brains ready, what were they getting their brains ready to do? I asked: Why would the rabbis made a berakhah (blessing) after every single …

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