In an effort to bring the Parashat Ha’Shavuah to life for the yelladim, we have discovered a Torah telling heroine. Her name is Sarah Jacobs and she lives in Jerusalem. Sarah is a 3rd grade teacher who is passionate about Judaism and publishes puppet shows on YouTube in Hebrew and English, telling the stories of the parashot for children https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxbJi0ZN3dnsJLZSfKdLvA/videos.
In fact, the yelladim loved Sarah and her puppet shows so much, that they wanted to know more about her. Where does she live? Is she an Ima? What is her favourite colour? Their curiosity prompted me to contact Sarah and we arranged a Skype call to meet in “person”.
This call was greatly anticipated by all, and in preparation, the yelladim came up with many questions to ask Sarah. Where did you get all of your puppets? When did you make your first puppet show? Do you play an instrument? and many more. We also spoke about ways to make the Skype call successful, including roles such as interviewers (those who ask the questions) and photographers (using iPads to record our meeting).
Finally the big day arrived! Sarah was in Jerusalem in a park that overlooked the Knesset. We were excited to tell her that we also live in a capital city with a Parliament building. She was joined by her two children and we got to know a little more about each other. We even sang together! Our Skype was too short for the yelladim, leaving them wanting more. How wonderful it is to be global citizens with the ability to reach out to people like Sarah all over the world! Who knows…maybe we will have the opportunity to do it again in 2019!
Here we are singing together and sharing one of our North Stars… RUACH!