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Unit 4: Blessings - Holiness in Gratitude

Click Here for the Unit 4 Description & Discussion Starter Document.

Tzedakah Project - Food Pantry Blessings Challenge.  

See how many items from each of the food blessings categories you can donate to the Hunger Task Force (be sure to call ahead, and see exactly what they're accepting)!

Hands on Component #1: Blessings Photo Scavenger Hunt

Using the Blessings Guide, see how many blessings your family can say this week.  Take a picture of each item/moment that caused you to say the blessing!

Hands on Component #2: Bedtime Shema Pillow Case with Mrs. Hammel & Bedtime Shema Video with Ms. Wendy & Rabbi Rachel

 

 

Recipe #1: Rainbow Fruit Salad (Borei P'ri Ha'etz) with Mrs. Amber Franklin

Click Here for the recipe.

 

Recipe #2a & 2b - Rugelach 2 Ways with Mandy (Borei Minei M'zonot)

Click Here for the 2 Ingredient Rugelach recipe.

Click Here for the traditional Rugelach recipe.

 

 

Recipes 3 & 4 - Carrot Salad with Mrs. Sari & Adam Vineburg & Israeli Salad with Mrs. Julie Shlensky (Borei P'ri Ha'adamah) 

Click Here for the Carrot Salad recipe.

Click Here for the Israeli Salad recipe.

 

 

Guiding Texts & Resources for Unit 4:

Texts from the Talmud on Blessings

Blessings Guide


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Unit 3: Shabbat - Holiness in Time

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Tzedakah Project - paint a ceramic family tzedakah box & pick a meaningful organization(s) to donate your tzedakah money each week.

Tzedakah Box Painting with Mandy

Click here for a list of organizations to which you might consider donating your tzedakah money.

Recipe: Bake a challah with Rabbi Rachel

Click Here for the Recipe

Part 1 -- Making the Dough

Part 2 -- Shaping & Baking the Challah

Here's the finished product:

And, a picture of 2 loaves all ready for Shabbos!

Hands On Component -- Create & Use A Havdalah Set

Learn all about Havdalah with Mrs. Amber Franklin!

Guiding Texts & Resources for Unit 3

Biblical & Spiritual Shabbat Texts

How To: Shabbat Home Blessings Texts & Explanations

How To: Shabbat Home Blessings Video

Bim Bam/Shaboom Shabbat Video Series

Why do we give tzedakah before Shabbat?

What is a tzedakah box?

Tzedakah Video for Parents: What is Tzedakah?

Tzedakah Cartoon Video


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Unit 2: Kedusha - Holiness in the Home - Weeks of 10/11-10/25

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School-Wide Tzedakah Project - Welcome Baskets For Acts Housing

 

Our school will be making Welcome Baskets for Acts Housing.  These baskets are gifted to first time home owners!  Our goal is to make at least 1 basket per family education group/class.   

Click Here for a list of of items needed for each basket.

Have You Ever Heard of Acts Housing?

Homeless to Homeowner, Christina's Story

Homeowners of the Year - The Alexander Family

Hands On Activity 1 - Kedusha Bears & Scavenger Hunt with Mandy Wienke

Using the small t-shirt, tie dye materials, permanent markes and Hebrew stencils, (and whatever else you have at home), each family can create a t-shirt for their Kedusha Teddy Bear.  Once it's completed, place your teddy bear in the window, so that your group can have a scavenger hunt through Milwaukee looking for these special bears!  Click below to view a video explanation of this activity.

 

Hands On Activity 2 - Creating a Family Kedusha (Holiness) Brit (special promise) with Mrs. Shovers Vineburg

As a family, you'll create a Kedusha Brit, talking about how you can bring Kedusha into your home and your family.  Then you'll draw a picture, symbolizing that brit.  We'll use the symbol in next week's project!

 

Hands On Activity 3 - Mezuzah Decorating with Mrs. Rosengarten

Now that your family has decided on a symbol to help you remember your brit, you'll draw that symbol on the back of your klaf (please note that this klaf wasn't handwritten by a scribe, and is therefore technically not kosher).  Then, you'll use the materials from your kit to construct and decorate your mezuzah.  Make sure to hang it somewhere in your home that will remind each member of your family to uphold your family kedusha brit.

 

Family Recipes

For this unit, we thought we'd share some of our family recipes.  These recipes, in and of themselves certainly don't contain kedusha (holiness).  Rather, they've become holy over time, because of the memories associated with each of them.  What are the holy recipes in your family?

Mrs. Shlensky's Potato Kugel

Click here for the recipe.

Mrs. Rosengarten's Baubie's Mandel Bread

Click here for the recipe.

Super Bubbie Dorothy's (z"l) Chicken Soup

Click here for a link to the recipe.

Guiding Texts and Resources for Unit 2:

What is Holiness?  Torah illustrates one example, using Moses & the Burning Bush:

What's a Brit?

Mezuzah Resources:


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Unit 1: Sukkot & Simchat Torah - Week of 10/4

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Tikkun Olam Opportunity - Apple Picking with Mrs. Hammel

Here are links to some wonderful apple orchards: Barthels, Peck and Bushel, Jelli's Market.

Here are links to a few wonderful places to donate your apples -- call ahead to make sure that they'll accept your apple donation: Jewish Community Pantry , MKE Community Fridge

Hands on Activity-Sukkot Decorations With Rabbi Rachel

 

Recipe - Candy Apples for Simchat Torah with Rabbi Rachel

Click Here for the Candy Apple Recipe. 

Guiding Texts & Resources for Sukkot & Simchat Torah:


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Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781