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Exploring Torahs with Shalom Chaverim

The children of Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome Friends!” for ages 0 – 3 and their grown-ups) explored Torahs. They used magnifying glasses to examine a non-kosher Torah, noticing Hebrew letters on the yellowish parchment. Then they created their own page of Torah with Hebrew-letter stickers on yellowish paper. Families built an aron, an “ark” or special house, for …

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Exploring the Torah in Shalom Chaverim

This week, our exploration of Jewish objects in Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends!”) expanded to include a special book– The Torah! Together, the 0-3 year old children and their grown ups had the chance to explore the Torah in many different ways. We shared Torah stories together. and we examined many images of the Torah from …

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Shorashim Celebrates Simchat Torah with the Torah!

All this week, Shorashim celebrated Simchat Torah.  On Simchat Torah, we finish the end of the last book of the Torah, and start all over again at the beginning.  This holiday is typically celebrated with song, dance, and yup, you guessed it, the Torah! But what exactly is the Torah that we talk (and sing) …

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Playing Examples of Kedusha (Holiness) from the Torah

This week in Beit Shorashim V’Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have started playing some examples of the many things that the Torah says are Kadosh in ויקרא י״ט (Vayikra-Leviticus 19).   The Torah says so many things are kadosh (holy)! Leaving the corners of your field for the poor… “We should leave the food so they aren’t hungry, …

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First Day of Yedidim & Nitzanim Explore the Torah Scroll with Many Senses

Tuesday was another special day at the Jewish Enrichment Center. For many of our children, we saw, touched, listened to and smelled the scrolls of a Torah for the first time. It was also the first day we introduced ידידים (yedidim — buddies) to the Jewish Enrichment Center. ידידים are a unqiue opportunity for the …

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