Category Archive: Teshuvah

Sep 29

New in the New Year

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend less than ten minutes making playdoh with a few fourth and fifth grade children. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing these particular children well for many years. Just in the ordinary task of making playdoh, it struck me how different each child is this year. Here was a …

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Sep 15

The “Try New Things” School

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we a starting the year with a stance of trying new things. In fact, one of the children decided that the Jewish Enrichment Center is the “try new things” school, because, “we are always trying new things here.” This week we have all tried lots …

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Sep 14

Collaging a community

This week, in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st and 2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) we asked the question: How do we want our community to feel this year? To answer this question, we headed to the studio to get inspired by fabrics of all different textures. We explored the fabrics with our hands …

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Sep 08

We are kind!

It’s the first week of sessions and the children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st and 2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) already know so much about how to be kind and caring towards each other. When we accept and celebrate that everyone in our community has different skills and challenges, we make our …

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