Tag: Tu B’Shevat

We Are Trees

Tu B’Shevat is coming, and we are getting ready! For the birthday of the trees, which this year falls on Sunday, February 9, and Monday, February 10, we are celebrating everything about trees! Children in Nitzanim (“buds” for 1st-2nd grades) played a variation of the game known as Wax Museum or Sculpture Garden. They pretended …

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Shorashim Plants for Tu B’Shevat!

On Tu B’Shevat we celebrate the birthday of the trees!  One traditional way to celebrate is by planting.  We did some pretend planting… And look!  We had some trees… …and an apple grow! Later, we did some real planting! First, we added some dirt. Next, we put in some seeds! Then we covered the seeds …

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Tu B’Shevat

This week in Beit Shorashim V’Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we are explorinֿg ט׳׳ו בשבט (Tu B’Shevat). We have been thinking about all of the things that עצים (etzim- trees) provide us with – “etzim give us shade”, “they give us fruit, apples and bananas”, “they give us wood for building” – and have been playing …

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Tip Top Tree

This week in Yetzirah (creativity/art) we have been thinking about how עצים (Etz-eem – trees) give us so many wonderful things. Sometimes עצים (Etz-eem – trees) produce פירות (peyrot – fruit) that are so yummy to eat!   With watercolor paints, we painted some of our favorite fruits to put on the עֵץ (eytz – tree) in the Shorashim and Shteelim classroom. We …

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Tree Party!

Tu B’Shevat is coming up! We are all so excited about the birthday of Etzim (trees)! It was surprising for some of the children to learn that the Sheymot (names) of their Kvutzot (groups) came from parts of a tree! We did some tree yoga with Shorashim (nursery children) and Shteelim (kindergarten children) to embody …

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HaSefer Sheli (My Book)

At some point this past week your child(ren) probably brought home a whole mess of totally awesome stuff they created at the Jewish Enrichment Center over the past year. One of them most definitely was their HaSefer Sheli. They completed this book in Yetzirah to review all those great things they learned and remember fun …

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Our Matzah Covers Get More Color

This week in yetzirah we’ve been busy adding more and more color to our matzah covers. First the Anafimers generously and creatively illustrated the six items we traditionally see on a seder plate during פסח (Pesach). They were then made into stamps. Our matzah covers were tie-dyed with natural ingredients… so why couldn’t we paint with natural …

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Shalom Chaverim Visits Yetzirah

Our youngest Jewish Enrichment Center children are ALSO making matzah covers! This week, Shalom Chaverim families visited our yetzirah (art/expression) studio to start the natural dying process. Some of us were ready to dive in and do every step.     Others of us were a little more hesitant… And some of us preferred entirely …

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Natural Dyeing & Revealing Our Matzah Covers

As you may have read, last week all of the children began the long-term project of naturally dyeing fabric with fruits, veggies, and spices. It was all very exciting, but the energy didn’t stop there! There was a buzz around yetzirah… “Morah Na’omi, are [the jars] ready yet?!”   “Can I look at my jar?!” …

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Shorashim Celebrates Tu B’Shevat

This week Shorashim celebrated Tu B’Shevat!  In honor of the New Year/Birthday of the עצים (etzim – trees), we decorated the classroom with leaf rubbings…   …and pictures of עצים (etzim – trees).   We did Yoga עץ (etz – tree), using our bodies to act out the growing cycle and different parts of the עץ (etz – tree) such …

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