• Hey! Did you know that when local schools are out, we get to explore, create, imagine ALL. DAY. LONG.? Special Days are our super awesome full days of Jewish Enrichment when local schools are out. We do AMAZING projects, spend time outside, bake, and so much more! This year, our Special Days take us to Jewish communities around the world. At the beginning of November, we spent three days exploring the Jewish community of Morocco. What fabulous, fun days! Here's  [ MORE ]

  • Children in Shorashim v'Shteelim ("Roots" for nursery and "Saplings" for kindergarten) have been busy getting ready for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot! They've been stringing beads for decorations and making paper chains; designing model sukkot with blocks; baking sweet treats for Sukkot; and building and decorating our play sukkah. We can't wait to celebrate Sukkot next week by visiting the sukkah and shaking the lulav (palm) and etrog (citron)! Chag Sukkot Sameach! Happy Sukkot Holiday!

  • In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have been learning so many new things and routines. One area where things feel new and special is in our Yetzirah (arts/creativity) studio, where we had an introductory session about what materials we can find in the studio. We worked in pairs to find all of the items on a bingo board. In each pair, children took turns holding the clipboard and marking that spots on the boards with  [ MORE ]

  • Oh how wonderful to be back together for a full week of August Camp! Last week, children in 1st-5th grade explored mezuzah ("doorpost"). They hunted around the building for mezuzot, learned new techniques for clay, went on two AWESOME walking field trips to nearby playgrounds, and designed their own unique mezuzot. Children in nursery and kindergarten read favorite Shabbat stories to inspire their very own Shabbat production. They painted their own backdrops, designed costumes, and were delighted to perform for  [ MORE ]

  • The children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) are fully immersed in the יוֹסֵף (Yosef) text, and each week we are adding more! (You can read what we read this week here, https://jewishenrichment.org/2023/01/23/yosef-theme-text-genesis-40-and-41/ ) The ideas are flowing, children are asking questions and becoming interpreters of text. While all of these amazing things are happening we are continuing our work on what it means to be a community who takes care of each other and plays/  [ MORE ]

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