• 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 ]

  • This week, families in Shalom Chaverim started our exploration of mezuzah. A mezuzah (literally, “doorpost”) is a small ritual object traditionally hung on the doorways of Jewish homes. Inside of the mezuzah is a parchment scroll, called a klaf, upon which are written biblical verses of the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21). For more information about mezuzot (plural of mezuzah), click here. Children explored mezuzot in the sensory bin. This (newly!) three-year-old is using her observational skills to notice similarities and  [ MORE ]

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