Category Archive: Shalom Chaverim

Oct 21

Shabbat Dramatic Play Outdoors

The children in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) are exploring Shabbat. To prepare for Shabbat children washed toy food and containers, or put wooden coins into a tzedakah box. They sculpted play-dough into Shabbat objects such as challah, a kiddush cup, candles, candlesticks, or a bottle of grape juice. …

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Oct 04

Exploring Torahs with Shalom Chaverim

The children of Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) explored Torahs. They used magnifying glasses to examine a non-kosher Torah, noticing Hebrew letters on the yellowish parchment. Then they created their own page of Torah with Hebrew-letter stickers on yellowish paper. Families built an aron, an “ark” or special house, for …

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Sep 20

Shalom, Chaverim! (Welcome, Friends!)

Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) began this week, and it was so much fun! We gathered in Harold Washington Park and explored the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Children pretended to be inside sukkahs created from their grown-ups’ bodies. They looked at Sukkot books and pictures of sukkahs, examined …

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