Tag: yetzirah

Unfolding Questions

In Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th Grade, “Oak Trees” for 5th Grade) we are so focused on expressing our growing ideas about Yosef! Behind these pictures are children rushing to sit down to begin reading the new text, delighting in the ever-increasing DRAMA of the story, and finding moments of fun and focus as they …

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Languages for Every Child

In Anafim v’Alonim (Branches for 4th Grade and Oak Trees for 5th Grade), we are bursting with so many ideas and interpretations about Yosef! We are exploring the text alongside building our skills around sequential storytelling. We began by focusing on font choices and how we are using the words to convey our ideas. Then, …

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Amazing Artists

The children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) always get excited about trying out new art materials, and that excitement was BURSTING out of them when we started using chalk pastels last week – so much so that we just had to continue with them this week! Children were …

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Chanukah Celebrations!

This week, the children of the Jewish Enrichment Center got to join together for early chanukah celebrations. For these kinds of holiday celebrations, we have יְדִידִים (yedidim-buddies) from other age groups. These children really know how to take care of each other! These children have just completed their task to assemble all of the נֵרוֹת …

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תְּשׁוּבָה (Teshuvah) Project Time

It’s project time in Anafim V’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th Grade and “Oak Trees” for 5th Grade)! We’re developing our big ideas about תְּשׁוּבָה teshuvah. We are defining תְּשׁוּבָה teshuvah as ‘returning to the path I want to be on’, and we have so many ideas to share with each other. A Few of Our Big Ideas about תְּשׁוּבָה …

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A Very Busy Month

It’s been a very busy month in Anafim V’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th Grade and “Oak Trees” for 5th Grade)! We’ve celebrated Jewish holidays together, we’re learning t’fillah (Prayers), and we are charged with ideas about תְּשׁוּבָה teshuvah. We are defining תְּשׁוּבָה teshuvah as ‘returning to the path I want to be on’, and we have …

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Colorful caring

This week, all of the amazing community building work the children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) have been doing culminated in a fabulously colorful community agreement! Then, children chose out ceramic tiles to create our border. They carefully spread the special tile adhesive (“It’s like spreading nutella on …

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What does Shalom feel like?

In Anafim V’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade, and “Oak Trees” for 5th Grade), we have so many ideas about how to take care of each other, and how to feel Shalom in our community. We began by sharing different rules for how we treat each other, and then put them into categories: Be kind Be …

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Collaging a community

This week, in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st and 2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) we asked the question: How do we want our community to feel this year? To answer this question, we headed to the studio to get inspired by fabrics of all different textures. We explored the fabrics with our hands …

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Celebrating together

After a long summer where we missed your children, it was so wonderful to be back with them for an incredible two weeks of August Camp. (Find out more about August Camp and Special Days, our full days of Jewish Enrichment!) While I do love many of the parts of August Camp, going on field …

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