• This week, we've been celebrating Tu B'Shvat - the Jewish New Year of the Trees! In Anafim V'Alonim ("Branches" for 4th Grade, "Oak Trees" for 5th Grade), we have been sharing fun facts about trees and the environment, making crafts together, and exploring different Tu B'Shvat rituals. Children building a Tu B'Shvat story together! A child sharing a stop-motion Tu B'Shvat film with their peers! At the end of the session, we had a celebration with our whole community! Below  [ MORE ]

  • On Sunday and Monday of this week, children of all ages came together to celebrate Tu Bshvat, the birthday of the trees! Days like these are where we really get to see the magic of mutli-age community in action. When we pair older children with younger children, both cohorts rise to occasion and bring their most caring, curious, thoughtful selves. Overheard around the room were things like "I want to go to the building area now, does that work 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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