It is a little hard to believe, but פּוּרִים (Purim) is right around the corner! The families of Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!” for infants and toddlers with a grown-up) are starting to get ready! This week we got to play with and make objects associated with פּוּרִים (Purim). In both photos, children are playing with …
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Sounds like פּוּרִים (Purim)
Happy Birthday, Trees!
Tu B’Shevat Is Coming!
Shabbat Shalom, Shalom Chaverim!
We’re exploring Shabbat in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!” for infants and toddlers with a grown-up). Our favorite ways to play yesterday included shaping challah from brown, cinnamon-scented playdoh; exploring Shabbat pictures in the rice table; and painting Shabbat candleholders. We also sang a silly Shabbat song where we added chocolate chips, broccoli, carrots, cheese, and …
Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov (Dreidel, Spin, Spin, Spin)
What a joyous final Chanukah session in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) for infants and toddlers! We stamped the Hebrew otiot (letters) נ nun, ג gimmel, ה hey, ש shin onto sevivonim (dreidels); practiced our skills for taking toys out of the bin and putting them back in; and tried on sevivon (dreidel) costumes while we …
Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
We’re getting ready for Chanukah in Shalom Chaverim! As always, children in Shalom Chaverim explore the Jewish holidays in ways that are just right for their development. That means our older and younger friends often play in different ways! Our younger friends, who explore everything with their mouths, did lots of mouthing to find out …
A Visit to the Torah
This week, children in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) for infants and toddlers, got to visit the Torah up close! There’s so much to see, touch, and even hear (lots of twinkly bells!) when we explore the Torah! We started by undressing the Torah and unscrolling it so that we could all see the Hebrew letters. …
Torah, Torah, Torah
To conclude our exploration of the fall chagim (holidays), children in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) explored Simchat Torah. (Check out this article to learn more about Simchat Torah). This friend pulled himself all the way up to stand at the sticky paper and put foam Torahs onto the wall. He enjoyed the feel of foam …
Sukkot in Shalom Chaverim
At our second Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) session, we continued our exploration of the fall holidays with Sukkot! (Click here for more information about the holiday of Sukkot). There were so many ways to play! Our youngest friends enjoyed tasting Sukkot puzzle pieces, pulling board books out of the basket, and squishing around Sukkot pictures …
Shanah Tovah from Shalom Chaverim!
Shanah Tovah! (Literally, “good year” but usually translated as “Happy New Year!”) Our very first session of Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) for infants and toddlers plus a grown-up was all about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! In our NEW Jewish year we had so many NEW faces, NEW ways to explore, and NEW skills …