Chaggei Tishrei (חגי תשׁרי)

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten | Posted on October 15, 2019

Chodesh Tishrei is such a busy time of year. We hope that you have all been enjoying the celebrations at home!

The yeladim ילדים have been enjoying learning about the Chagim. For Yom Kippur, we read the story of Jonah and the Whale using an interactive storyboard where the yeladim added pictures as the story progressed. After, we spoke about how Jonah couldn’t hide from G-d, because G-d is everywhere. We also created a beautiful craft with a whale that could swallow and spit Jonah back out again.

We discussed the importance of selichot סליחות, the term lashon ha’ra לשון הרע and how words can be hurtful. Then we practiced using our words to make people feel good by saying kind things to each other.

Now we are learning about Sukkot, building and eating in a Sukkah סוכה and the ארבּעת המינים (lulav and etrog). We learned a new Hebrew song and hammered with musical sticks to the music.

Patish, masmer          פטיש, מסמר
Nikach maher               ניקח מהר.
Sukkah livnot              סוכה לבנות,
Banim ou banot           בנים ובנות.

La la la la la la la la…

Krasim, nikah             קרשים ניקח
V’anafim l’schach       וענפים לסכך
Caset h’gag                     קשט הגג
Lichvod ha’chag           לכבוד החג.

La, la, la, la, la…..

Kaneh, kaneh,               קנה, קנה,
Sukah nivneh               סוכה נבנה.
Krashim nikah           קרשים ניקח,
Knei’suf l’schach       קני סוף לסכך.

Maher, maher                מהר, מהר,
Pan n’aher                        פן נאחר,
Ayin faiyni chachot     אין פנאי חכות,
Maher sukkot                 מחר סוכות

Tach, tach, tach….

You can practice with the Hop version here:

We also created cute leaf creatures and beaded Indian corn to hang in the Sukkah as decorations. It was a great way to practice our Hebrew counting as each strand of the corn needed 10 beads.

Chag Sukkot Sameach! חג סוכות שׂמח

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