Tag: Anafim 5779

All the Anafim News That’s Fit to Print

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Anafim wraps up the year by making a newspaper with all of the biggest stories from our year of learning together! The Anafim news team is covering a wide range of stories, from our favorite themes to our most memorable modalities. We’ve got one reporter providing live coverage of …

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Remembering and Reflecting

Can you believe it’s already the end of May? With just a few weeks left of the school year, Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) is taking some time to remember all of the awesome things that we’ve done together as a community this year. We started by thinking about our current theme, nosei …

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Rut-ing Around for Examples

This week in Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade), we’ve been digging into Megillat Rut for examples of nosei v’ol im chaveiro (helping a friend carry a burden). Children have identified a bunch of possible examples of nosei v’ol im chaveiro in the text. Some have said that Rut going to pick barley was …

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Deepening Our Thinking Through Text

Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) opened up our new theme, Nosei v’ol im chaveiro (helping a friend carry a burden), with so many big ideas about what that phrase could mean. Children talked about how sometimes we help our friends physically carry stuff — like grocery bags, or boxes, or toys. But they …

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Breathing Life into Our New Theme!

Through a joint effort Anafimers sounded out all the letters and vowels that make up our new theme: נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro).” Immediately, Anafim was after the meaning behind this phrase. We are translating נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro) as: Help a friend carry their burden, or, their …

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Celebrating Our Community

This Pesach (Passover), Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) has a lot that we’re celebrating! Lately, we’ve been talking about what it looks like to be a kind, caring member of our community. One place we’ve been focusing on this is kibud (“snack”), where we’ve been practicing giving friendly greetings to our conversation partners, …

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Pesach Creation

As Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) slides into week three of our Pesach (Passover) preparation, the creative frenzy has not faltered. After years of learning about Pesach, these Anafimers know their stuff and are excited to share their ideas and explore new ones about Pesach. Anafimers are hard at work in the studio, …

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Running with the Rabbis

To prepare for Pesach (Passover) this year, Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) are diving deep into conversation with some of the ancient rabbis to consider different ways to interpret Pesach. We started with the Mishnah, a set of books from the early rabbis compiled around 210 C.E. The Mishnah says that a seder …

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Sprinting Towards Pesach

Anafim is back from spring break and ready for Pesach (Passover)!! These second and third graders came already remembering so many things about Pesach (Passover) — like the things that go on the seder plate, the 10 plagues, and the text from Exodus that chronicles the Israelites getting out of slavery in Mitzrayim (Egypt). Even …

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A Reading of Our Own

In classic Anafim (“Branches,” for 2nd and 3rd grades) form, our room filled with the buzz of creation as all prepared for a dramatic reading of Megillat Esther (the story of Esther). We obviously needed costumes to get into character. Chag Purim Semeach (happy Purim) from Anafim to you!