Tag: Family Exploration and Celebration

Sharing our תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah – Return) Theme

This past weekend, we gathered as a whole community to celebrate our תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah – Return) Theme. We thought of תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah) as returning to the path we want to be on, and displayed our projects under a path with our biggest questions about תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah). Children began by sharing their project with their grown-up, …

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Celebrating Our תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah) Theme

This week is a very special week! Installation week! We are preparing to share all that we have learned during our תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah) theme with our families. For each age group, we create a display that tells the story of the theme as they experienced it. Here one of the educators is putting the finishing …

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The Teshuvah Specialists are READY!

The children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) are getting ready for this Sunday’s Family Exploration and Celebration. They have asked big questions, carefully considered different situations that could require Teshuvah, thought deeply, and had extremely rich conversations with each other. Now, they are Teshuvah Specialists, and they are …

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Wrapping up Shehecheyanu

Over the past week and a half, the Nursery and Kindergarten aged children have been wrapping up our theme, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu). When you have certain kinds of special experiences and you notice that that the experience is special, you could choose to say the שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu) blessing. We explored three categories of times you could …

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Sing and dance and celebrate!

This week, we have spent lots of time celebrating! We have been celebrating finishing up our final projects for our תֵּבָה (Teyva – “Ark”) theme, and have been getting ready to celebrate חֲנוּכָּה (Chanukah)! In Nitzanim (“Buds” for 1st grade), this has looked like lots of joyous singing and dancing. On Tuesday, we had a special series …

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Installation Inspiration

Last weekend was Family Exploration and Celebration at the Jewish Enrichment Center. Projects and artist statements were beautifully displayed, explorations were opened up, and joy shone out of faces everywhere. In Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak Trees” for 4th-5th grade children), we are celebrating the moments of family connection where parents and children deeply engaged …

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See you Sunday!

It’s been a flurry of printing, editing, gluing, and chopping as we prepare to share children’s ideas about our winter quarter theme L’hitpalel (“To pray”). In this installation, children are wrestling with the role of Adonai (God) in prayer; the way a person might feel before, during, and after choosing to pray; and the many, …

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Ya’akov v’Esav Final Projects

This week the children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), are working on our final projects for our Torah theme, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau). We can’t wait to share how much of the text we have learned and share our interpretations about characters at Family Exploration and Celebration! Check out …

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Installation Time!

It’s all installation all the time as we put the final preparations on our Kedushah (Holiness) Family Exploration and Celebration! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, March 5th at 9:00 AM.   Here’s just a few pictures of Enrichment Center educators and staff hard at work designing an installation to honor children’s incredible work and …

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What happens in our final project week?

Last week before we close out theme! It’s a whirlwind…(and we love the energy and drive)! We’re finishing projects, laying them out, finalizing artist statements to share what our projects mean, and what we’ve learned from doing them, catching a quick moment with a younger brother to show him the book she made about their …

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