Tag Archive: Yedidut

Jun 07

A New Yedidut (Friendship) Game

This week in Nitzanim, we learned a new משחק (mischak – game). Our משחקים (mischakim – games) always have three primary goals: Physical play: we love to run around! Ivrit: it’s so easy to learn Hebrew when we’re having fun. Community building: we practice friendship skills. In this week’s new משחק, children stood in a …

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Jun 06

A Year of Yetzirah Revisited

This week in Yetzirah (and in Beyt Shteelim!), the Shteelimers reviewed many of the skills, techniques and Ivrit (Hebrew) vocabulary they learned throughout the year. It’s interesting to see what they remember, how they’ve improved and how they do things differently this time around. Several Shteelim girls showed off their Ivrit (Hebrew) writing skills by painting the אותיות (otiot- …

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Jun 05

Siman Tov U’Mazel Tov

This week a Shteelimer lost her tooth in class (the “after photo” is featured above)! Together the whole group celebrated by singing Siman Tov U’Mazel Tov (a song for Jewish celebrations), cheering, and sharing a few stories. Throughout the year, the children at the Jewish Enrichment Center have grown in their Jewish knowledge, hebrew skills, …

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May 30

A Way Cool Conversation

Way cool because wow, these children are becoming the kind of people who think, and who care. We FINALLY read another part of David’s story, which the children had been begging to hear. We read the story of David and Golyat (maybe you know his name as Goliath, and by the way, the text says he was …

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May 23


This week, Nitzanim filmed our show about David and Yonatan. (Oh, my!) We assembled the sets, using shrinky-dink props and shoebox sets we’d made in yetzirah. We showed each other our puppet scenes to get feedback from fellow Nitzanimers. We read our scenes out loud again using the storybook we made, to recall details from …

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May 17

Yedidut (Friendship) in Nitzanim

After nearly two years together in Nitzanim, we love being together. We’ve worked things out time after time, learned language that keeps everyone emotionally safe, and we’ve grown in being able to see what’s going on with a friend and respond appropriately. It is such a joy to be a Nitzanimer these days!! We love being together!! …

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May 08

A Gift to the Community

This week in Yetzirah, Shteelim began creating a gift for the community of the Enrichment Center. It is thoughtful, chock full of great memories and there are many detailed parts to this project for which we need each and every Shteelimer to contribute their best efforts! And boy are we on our way! Here’s a …

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May 07

The Inside Scoop on David the Harp Player

This week the morot (educators) posed a big question to the Shteelimers in order to further explore the story of David and Shaul. And so we asked, “How do you think David felt becoming the King’s harp player?” The Shteelimers had the following ideas. – Happy because  he wanted to be a harp player/ musician and …

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May 02

Aleph Beit Bonanza

This week Shteelim dug into the Aleph Beit in new ways. When we realized the children were especially excited to play a colorful Aleph-Beit matching game we kept on adding steps and challenges to deepen their exploration and enliven their learning. Here is how you play! Step one: Line up the Aleph Beit cards face …

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May 02

Coming Soon: David & Yonatan, The Movie

On Sunday the Shorashimers and Shteelimers joined together in Yetzirah to record sound effects for a very anticipated movie coming soon to your local Jewish Enrichment Center theater! דוד & יונתן (David & Jonathan) is a story of yedidut, friendship, and many dramatic moments of emotion, action and secret codes. Shorashim and Shteelim have created …

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