Tag Archive: Purim

Mar 10

Celebrating Purim Together

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 …

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Mar 07

Shalom, Purim! Part 2

The families of שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים (Shalom, Chaverim! – Welcome, Friends! for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) spent three fun weeks exploring the upcoming Jewish holiday of פּוּרִים (Purim), culminating in our own little celebration. As in prior weeks, children could explore the sensory table full of water beads, פּוּרִים pictures, and plastic רַעֲשָׁנִים (ra’ashanim – …

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Feb 24

Purim Is On Its Way!

Children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) are starting to get ready for Purim. We have explored different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim through storybooks and photos. One of the ways of celebrating that we explored through play was a סְעוּדָה (Seudah– Meal/Feast, Association with the Purim story). We …

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Feb 25

Happy Purim

Chag Purim Sameach! Happy Purim! As we closed up our eight week Shehecheyanu theme, children in Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd-3rd) got to play Purim! We went on a Purim treasure hunt in the snow. Built (or rather, tried to build) Purim character snow people. Drew pictures of scenes from Megillat Esther (The Book of Esther) …

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Feb 23

“Epic” Special Days

No school? No problem! When the children in the School-Day Program have a day or two off from remote learning, we gather for a fun day of Jewish enrichment. In addition to art, building, cooking, and running around indoors and outdoors, our usual plan includes movie-making based on a book with Jewish content. First we …

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Mar 12

Purim Play

It is a very exciting time in Shorashim/Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) Purim is coming and we are getting ready by playing a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim. At kibbud (snack) we have been hearing the Purim story (Megillat Esther). The children used character felt pieces to help us remember the characters. …

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Mar 08

Is it Purim Yet?

We’ve added the finishing touches to our projects, edited our artist statements, and took one final moment to share our work with each other. And now Anafim cannot wait to share their projects with the world at our Family Exploration and Celebration on Sunday! In the meantime, we’ve started our exploration of Purim! Without me …

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Mar 07

Quiet on set…. ACTION!

Projects and artist statements are done! We are SO READY for Family Exploration and Celebration THIS Sunday.   Soon we will celebrate the holiday, Purim!   Yesterday Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades), prepared to write our very own Purim shpiel! Well folks, you heard it here. Anafim v’Alonim is …

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Feb 28

Exploring Different Ways We Might Celebrate Purim

In Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten)  we are trying out a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim including four ways to celebrate Purim that are described in Megillat Esther, the Purim Story. We played making and giving מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)… …and made and delivered actual Mishoach manot to people …

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Feb 27

Shorashim Dress Up for Purim!

In Shorashim we have been celebrating the holiday of Purim.  Purim is a joyous holiday which is traditionally celebrated by dressing up in silly costumes.  This past week Shorashim had fun dressing up in a variety of ways! We designed silly costumes with foam pieces on sticky paper. We also came dressed up to school …

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