Tag Archive: Yaakov

Nov 12

Nitzanim Makes Music Pt. 2

This week in Nitzanim, kindergarteners made their own music to explore the story of Ya’akov’s dream. During כבוד (kibud — snack) recently, we’ve had several conversations about how Ya’akov feels at various points — when he is traveling in the desert toward Charan, when he is having the amazing dream of the ladder, when he wakes up …

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Nov 12

Sharing Our Moments of Hallel

This week Shorashim continued exploring our Ya’akov story, and we came up with so many new ideas about his moment of הלל (Hallel) that we hadn’t thought of before. As one child shared “Actually I changed my mind, Ya’akov is happy in the story not sad because he didn’t know God was there and he …

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Nov 05

Exploring Ya’akov through Art

Shorashim began exploring a new story in our הלל (hallel) theme this week from בראשית (Breishit–Genesis) 28. This story was about Ya’akov running away from his brother to Charan for fear of death. In this story, Ya’akov is alone, outside at night and sleeps with his head on a rock. Throughout this story shorashim has been …

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Oct 30

Nitzanim Wrestles with the Story of Ya’akov and Esav

In Beit Nitzanim this week, we’ve introduced the second story of Rivkah, where Ya’akov and Esav are born.  One Nitzanim girl was particularly concerned with the line that says “Yitzchak liked meat and therefore loved Esav, but Rivkah loved Ya’akov.” Girl:  “One of the 10 Commandments is love your parents. But in the story the …

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