Category: Special Days

Socially-Distant Pesach (Passover) Puppet Show

How do you make the second pandemic Pesach (Passover) feel fun and creative? With a socially-distant puppet show! Children who participate in Special Days at the Jewish Enrichment Center enjoy creating a video from a story. Previous examples include The Sabbath Lion, Benjamin of Tudela, The Magic Pomegranate, and the Purim story. To keep things …

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Re-Enacting the Journey of a Jewish World-Traveler

The children in the School-Day Program spent two sequential Special Days last week exploring the journey of Benjamin of Tudela, the Jewish Spaniard who traveled for 14 years during the 1100s through three continents. After listening to his stories and looking through pictures of what his destinations might have looked like, the children enthusiastically painted …

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Welcome to Mosaics!

This Special Day Monday, we visited ancient Greek architecture! Specifically, we looked at ancient Jewish mosaics and ruins. Throughout our space, we made our own individual mosaics with many different kinds of materials. Glass beads: Paper and Crayons:  Legumes and Glue:   Goodbye Greece, Yosef we’re coming back!  

A Special Day in India

Special Days are full days of Jewish Enrichment where we get to spend the whole day playing and discovering with materials that captivate us! This year, we’re traveling around the world with Jewish folktales. At each Special Day we choose a folktale and country to explore and we find out about different ways to be …

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Our Jewish Heroes

Special Day at the Jewish Enrichment Center in 5775 are all about Our Jewish Heroes. We have LOTS of Jewish heroes–the list I have for future days is much longer than the few days we have left this year. So far, we’ve met three heroes: Emma Lazarus, a Jewish woman who wrote the poem on …

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