Tag: prayer

Celebrating Rosh Chodesh in Anafim v’Alonim

Yesterday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.  Rosh Chodesh (head of the month) is celebrated on the first day of each new month.  In Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade), we bring in the new month by celebrating our accomplishments and recognizing the tefillot (prayers), that …

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“I Am Thankful”

This Wednesday, I was amazed with the wholly unique “I Am Thankful” poems Nitzanim kindergarteners composed and recorded. Among the many expressions of הַלֵל (hallel) we’ve explored in kindergarten, we haven’t done much verbal composition. Although it’s hard to compose when you’re just learning your letters and how to sound out words, fortunately, voice recordings …

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Nitzanim Explore Siddurim

This week, Nitzanimers ventured down to the Rodfei Zedek sanctuary to explore סידורים (siddurim), and, more specifically, the text of Psalm 150. We found where the סידורים (siddurim) are kept outside of the sanctuary, and each child got his or her own סידור (siddur) to bring into the room. When we went up to sit on the …

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