Tag Archive: Anafim v'Alonim 5782

Apr 08

פֶּסַח Pesach Passover in Anafim v’Alonim

Children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) are treating each other with such kindness as we explore stories related to taking care of our community – especially those who have recently moved. We are writing, drawing, building, collaging, painting, working with natural dyes — and then sharing and …

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Mar 31

Digging Deep into פֶּסַח

Children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) are so excited about פֶּסַח Pesach Passover! Sharing memories and recipes, singing enthusiastically the 14 Parts of the Seder and Mah Nishtanah, and diving deep into תּוֹרָה Torah texts. Children are so excited to share their ideas and knowledge through artwork, …

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Jan 27

שְׁמַע Shema Stories

What a week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade)! We began the week listening and illustrating to שְׁמַע Shema Stories: of climbing a mountain turning to the שְׁמַע Shema for comfort, shouting across a lake with joy, and learning to love the שְׁמַע Shema by studying it. These …

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Jan 13

Exploring Shema

Wow – what an exciting beginning to our Winter Theme! This week Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) began to explore “Shema.” We began by discovering the Shema in the Torah, in a Mezuzah, and a Siddur (Jewish Prayerbook) – finding similarities and differences and wondering, “What is the shema?” …

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Dec 17

Celebrating Avraham V’Lot!

We had so much fun together in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) this week! We began the week visiting our Avraham V’Lot (Abraham and Lot) Installation to see, share, and explore! Later in the week, we celebrated a great fall together with a scavenger hunt, challenges, and baking together! …

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Dec 06

Final Projects in Full Swing!

Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade) was abuzz this week with final projects and celebrating Chanukah! Children painted and collaborated… Dreamt big…

Nov 18

Amazing

Dear Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade), You are amazing. You showed us this week how naturally you collaborate with your peers, how well you know yourselves and the way that you like to express your ideas, how much you value togetherness, how creative and focused you are, your …

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Oct 13

Digging Deeper

We’re in the second week of our new theme, Avraham v’Lot (Abraham and Lot) and children of all ages are excitedly digging deeper into our text from Genesis 13. (Click here for 1st-5th grade version. Click here for nursery and kindergarten version). Children in Shteelim (“Saplings” for kindergarten) worked together to share ideas about why …

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Oct 01

Sukkat Shalom

Have your third, fourth, and fifth graders been talking about the amazing Sukkat Shalom (shelter of peace) that they designed? As part of our beginning of the year community building in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for third and fourth grades and “Oak Trees” for fifth grade) and in connection with the Sukkot (Booths) holiday, children explored …

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Sep 10

A sweet start to the new year

Shanah tovah u’metukah! (A happy and sweet new year)! I can’t think of a sweeter way to start the new Jewish year than by having children onsite for our FIRST in-person afterschool session since March 2020! One third grader looked around with eyes open wide and called the building, “the new old building.” How sweet …

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