Category Archive: Chagim (Jewish Holidays)

May 15

Chaverim Through the Year

The families of שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים (Shalom, Chaverim! – Welcome, Friends! for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) are wrapping up the school year by revisiting the חַגִים (chaggim, holidays) we explored. Children could color holiday images while examining holiday objects, or hunt for items in the sensory bin. We also introduced the upcoming Jewish holiday of …

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Apr 19

Creating in community

It’s Pesach (Passover)! This week, we get to spend all week celebrating, playing, and creating as a whole Enrichment Center. It’s a lovely way to make the week feel special, and to continue to strengthen our community across age groups. One of the projects children are working on this week is creating the pieces that …

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Apr 14

Our Seder Plates

Things in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been ready busy as we have been getting ready for Pesach (Passover). Children practiced the Hebrew words for Seder plate foods, tasted Seder plate foods, sang songs, and hosted pretend play Seders. Each child designed their own Seder plate that they can use at a Passover celebration. Some of the …

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Apr 13

Shalom, Pesach! Part 2

The families of שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים (Shalom, Chaverim! – Welcome, Friends! for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) wrapped up their exploration of the upcoming Jewish holiday of פֶּסַח (Pesach, Passover). Children used their senses to experience the foods of פֶּסַח (Pesach, Passover). They cut apples and mixed charoset, kneaded and flattened dough into matzah, and used …

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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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Apr 08

A colorful Pesach!

This week, the 1st through 5th graders at the Enrichment Center started their special Pesach project: a naturally dyed afikomen bag to take to their own Pesach Seders! The bag will serve as a gorgeous reminder of the deep thinking and questioning we have been doing together this Pesach. In Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st …

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Mar 31

Pesach All The Way

There is a lot of excitement about getting ready for Pesach (Passover) in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten). We tasted foods that are on the seder plate. These children tasted maror (bitter herbs)! We have be getting ready for Pesach (Passover) by playing seder, using our 14 parts of a Seder …

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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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Mar 30

Shalom, Pesach!

The families of שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים (Shalom, Chaverim! – Welcome, Friends! for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) are exploring the upcoming Jewish holiday of פֶּסַח (Pesach, Passover). Children decorated a סֵדֶר (seder) table. They dug in the sandbox for pictures of סֵדֶר (seder) plates. They used spray bottles and other cleaning supplies to get ready for …

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Mar 10

Celebrating Purim Together

This week, children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been exploring Purim together. We started the week with a costume parade around the building. We helped each other pick out costumes and make paper crowns. We picked Purim songs to sing while we paraded and went around to the spots …

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