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Our youngest students in Dubonim (EC2) are fully into the swing of Passover! Last week, they created hand-painted Afikoman Bags that their families are sure to treasure for decades to come! The students also created their own matzah factory, baking their own flattened matzahs which they tasted as a snack. The Dubonim class has also been reading Passover stories, singing songs, and dancing to Dayenu! They'll be seder-ready in a few days! Click HERE for more photos.
In Rimonim (grades 2-3), students practice every day reading Hebrew and Torah aloud. To add more fun for the students as they practice speaking their second language, they pretend that they are announcers reading "on the air"! Michal says, “since it's a second language, it's not always easy and is sometimes frustrating for the students, so we find ways to make it fun. The students love it and happily participate.”
Solomon Schechter has been increasing our community outreach for families with young children through free activities and special holiday-themed kits! For Project Passover, our latest program, participating families received a booklet of Passover and springtime-themed activities and instructions, along with all the necessary supplies and a list of Hebrew words, meanings, and transliteration all delivered to their doorstep during the week before Passover. This fun kit also focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)! Thanks, in part, to a collaboration with Prizmah and PJ Library, we are able to reach more families than ever! For more info about Schechter’s programming, contact Karen at 860-561-0700.