Category Archive: Eliyahu HaNavi

Mar 05

Our Responsibility In Working Towards The World As It Should Be

We are just a week away from Family Exploration and Celebration! The community will come together to celebrate the amazing work our children do and all the steps that go into it. Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet) is our current theme. Many children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th …

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Feb 27

Cultivating Leadership Skills with Young Children

In Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we have been working with a paradigm of leadership that connects to skills that the children are already starting to develop. That a leader is someone who works to make the would bette, using listening, partnership, courage and persistence. One exploration that the children have …

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Feb 26

We are getting ready…

The children of Nitzanim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades) are hard at work with Morah Shterna in the Yetzirah Studio on their final projects for the Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet) theme! They are synthesizing everything we’ve been talking about for the past couple of months: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eliyahu HaNavi, leadership, listening, partnership, …

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Feb 20

Children Interviewing Grown-Ups

The children of Nitzanim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades) want to interview you! This winter, we are exploring the character of Eliyahu HaNavi – Elijah the Prophet. Eliyahu reminds us to work for a better world. As part of this exploration, we invited parents and guests in so we could ask them questions about what they …

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Feb 07

Shifts in Intensity

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we have been working on our understanding of an intense experience that Eliyahu HaNavi has in our text. 11 [Adonai] said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before Adonai.”V’hineh, Adonai passed by!A great and powerful wind ripped through the mountain, shattering rocks …

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Jan 31

Introducing Eliyahu HaNavi

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we started to hear and talk about the character, Eliyahu HaNavi. We heard and introduction to the text, which comes from I Kings, chapter 19: Eliyahu Hanavi was a leader. He was trying to make peace between people. (Eliyahu HaNavi was trying to …

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Jan 31

Who Does It Take to Make the World as It Should Be?

For the last couple of sessions children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) have been exploring what their impact, their communities’ impact, and societies’ impact is in creating the world as it should be. Wow, the ideas were so powerful. A long list was created after children participated in …

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Jan 29

On Creating Line Drawings (educational materials)

Hello! This is Morah Shterna (the yetzirah – art educator), here to tell you about the process of creating line drawings at the Jewish Enrichment Center. When introducing a new Jewish text to the younger children (N4 through 2nd grade) we often create line drawings to help them follow along with the text. These drawings …

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Jan 24

Partner Pictures

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we continued our explorations involving listening and partnership, two skills/ capacities a person might need when working to make the world better. One category of listening/partnership exploration is called partner pictures. We tried a few different kinds of partner pictures, but the one …

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Jan 23

Making Our Own Comics

The children in Nitzanim (“Buds,” for first and second grade children) got their first taste of our new text this week! They listened to a section about Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the prophet) and created comic strips to retell what they heard. Each child received a template containing six boxes. They had to figure out which …

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