THEME:

Boker Tov (Good Morning)

AGE(s):

All (infants - age 8)

YEAR:

Winter 2013 (5773)

INSIGHT:

“[The morning blessing] zokef kefufim means when you straighten up. It means helping my friends when they fall down. I help them get back up. When they’re sad, I ask if they want to play together, or, ‘Are you okay?’”(age 7)

PROJECT:

A Living Symbol of Personal + Communal

STORY #1:

In the winter of our second year, we created a symbol of personal yearning and communal responsibility. Inspired by two traditional Jewish morning prayers, our Mah Tovu tent knits together the personal intentions of children, parents, and grandparents.

Today, we gather under our beautiful tent at the end of every session, adults and children together. It graces our singing space, a visible reminder of our commitment to each other.