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Hebrew Vocabulary

Chanukah Activites – Chanukiyah Coloring Page

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Let’s light the Chanukiyah!

Chanukah Activities – Sivivon Coloring Page

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Let’s play dreidel!

FAQ: The Power of Seven Simple Questions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

 
The Power of Seven Simple Questions
 

Rosh Hashana is almost here once again! Do you remember where you were, or more importantly, who you were at this time last year?

It’s our first week back to school and I have been doing Rosh Hashana 5775 Interviews with my young students (kindergarten through 7th graders) [...]

Megillah

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

M’gee-LAH is Hebrew for Scroll. In Jewish texts, there are 5 Megillot (plural) in the K’tuvim.
1. Song of Songs
2. Ruth
3. Lamentations
4. Ecclesiastes
5. Esther
Generally if there isn’t a name associated with the Megillah, it’s referring to Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther which we read on Purim.

Purimspiel

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Purimspiel (Pu-rim SHPEEL) is Yiddish for a Purim Play based on Megillat Esther. Usually the spiel is done in a comic style, as a satire, with music, silly characters, and even dance. It originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century.
Check out Shira’s version, That’s How We Roll OR A Dr. Seuss [...]

Ra’ashanim or Gragger

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

RA-ASH-a-nim are noisemakers in Hebrew, or GROG-ger in Yiddish (from the Polish word “to rattle.”)
Learn how to make a grogger, kazoo, and tambourine HERE!

Adar

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

A-DAR is the 12th month of the Hebrew calendar. It’s a winter month with 29 days, usually coinciding with February/March. When there’s a leap year, an additional Adar is added to the calendar, called Adar Aleph or Rishon. When this happens (7 times every 19 years) the Purim holiday is celebrated in [...]

Sukkah Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

It’s a mitzah to eat in the Sukkah.

It’s the perfect place for a fall campout!

Lulav Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Shake Shake Shake the Lulav!

Etrog Printable Coloring Page

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Smell the delicious etrog!

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