Category: Purim

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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Shalom, Purim! Part 2

The families of שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים (Shalom, Chaverim! – Welcome, Friends! for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) spent three fun weeks exploring the upcoming Jewish holiday of פּוּרִים (Purim), culminating in our own little celebration. As in prior weeks, children could explore the sensory table full of water beads, פּוּרִים pictures, and plastic רַעֲשָׁנִים (ra’ashanim – …

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Purim Is On Its Way!

Children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) are starting to get ready for Purim. We have explored different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim through storybooks and photos. One of the ways of celebrating that we explored through play was a סְעוּדָה (Seudah– Meal/Feast, Association with the Purim story). We …

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Shalom, Purim!

Purim is coming! This week the families of Shalom, Chaverim! (“Welcome, Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) began exploring the upcoming Jewish holiday. Children played with Purim shapes alongside water beads in the sensory bin, and examined Purim pictures on sticky paper on the window. They sculpted play-dough into hamentashen, traditional triangular Purim …

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Happy Purim

Chag Purim Sameach! Happy Purim! As we closed up our eight week Shehecheyanu theme, children in Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd-3rd) got to play Purim! We went on a Purim treasure hunt in the snow. Built (or rather, tried to build) Purim character snow people. Drew pictures of scenes from Megillat Esther (The Book of Esther) …

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Purim with the Family Program

 פּוּרִים (Purim) is coming! פּוּרִים (Purim) is a joyful and merry sort of holiday. In the Family Program for 3 – 5 year old children that meets on Tuesday mornings, we began to learn some פּוּרִים (Purim) vocabulary through story, game and songs. We sang the song Chag Purim and put on our מַסֵּכָוֹת (masechot– …

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A Reading of Our Own

In classic Anafim (“Branches,” for 2nd and 3rd grades) form, our room filled with the buzz of creation as all prepared for a dramatic reading of Megillat Esther (the story of Esther). We obviously needed costumes to get into character. Chag Purim Semeach (happy Purim) from Anafim to you!

Misloach Manot

Last week in Shorashim/Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten), one of the ways we played Purim is making and delivering מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)! This week we made real מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends) to deliver to people in our building that help take care of …

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and…ACTION!

Rehearsals. ✓ Backdrops. ✓ Props. ✓ Costumes. ✓ Script. ✓ Must be time for a show! Check out some of the highlights from this morning’s premier. Chag Purim Sameach (Happy Purim)!

Purim Play

It is a very exciting time in Shorashim/Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) Purim is coming and we are getting ready by playing a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim. At kibbud (snack) we have been hearing the Purim story (Megillat Esther). The children used character felt pieces to help us remember the characters. …

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