This week, children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been exploring Purim together. We started the week with a costume parade around the building. We helped each other pick out costumes and make paper crowns. We picked Purim songs to sing while we paraded and went around to the spots …
Nitzanim are preparing for פסח (Pesach–Passover) this week by… practicing singing מה נשתנה (Mah Nishtanah–The Four Questions), playing “14 Parts of the Seder” card games, or completing the קדש ורחץ (Kadesh Urchatz) team challenge, What’s the best part of Pesach prep? Doing it together! Just look at those gorgeous moments of support, sharing, and partnership.
Over the past two weeks, Shorashim has been learning about the holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot is a fall harvest holiday that is traditionally celebrated in a hut outside called a סוכה (sukkah – a hut/tent). In order to better understand how a sukkah is made (and how much fun it can be inside one), we …