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Sharefest: High Holiday Edition - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Hartman
30:12
Welcome everyone!
Anna Hartman
30:30
We are so glad you are here!
Alyse Eisenberg
31:04
Hi from Dallas, TX!
Alison Yaker
32:43
FYI: I can only see the chat from the panelists. I just realized that you need to change the chat option to panelists and attendees :-)
Anna Hartman
36:58
—Harvest Blessings by Amy Meltzer!
Ellen Dietrick
37:29
What a beautiful book!!!!
Alison Yaker
38:08
I love this book! Wonderful
Ellen Dietrick
38:24
Love the idea of using it for a story walk!
Alyse Eisenberg
38:47
Love your book Amy!
Amy Meltzer
38:59
link to a video on growing wheatgrass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qr_K3LD_rg
Anna Hartman
39:42
—I can imagine using this book as a little poem to recite before the blessing.
Anna Hartman
40:21
—Welcome, Claire Rachman, from Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX!
Anna Hartman
41:26
—The thinker lens.
Anna Hartman
41:49
—The Thinker profile. Can we really wash away our sins?
Anna Hartman
42:38
—Using a guiding question.
Anna Hartman
42:49
—Open-ended questions for inquiry.
Anna Hartman
43:08
—Ideas of musical instruments the children would like to invest to play? Recalling other horns?
Anna Hartman
43:58
—[Claire and colleagues are utilizing the IB framework this year and this is an invitation for educators to think differently about teaching and learning.]
Anna Hartman
44:24
—Simchat Torah: The Caring attribute. Think of ushpizin.
Anna Hartman
46:02
—Ellen Dietrick from Needham, MA, Temple Beth Shalom Children’s Center. Scavenger hunt app, challenges for family, all for Rosh Hashanah in the Woods. Tashlich challenge.
Anna Hartman
46:34
—How many sticks can you find in 60 seconds? Make a Rosh Hashanah message with the sticks.
Anna Hartman
46:51
—Find a thick blade of grass. Blow like a whistle to be a shofar.
Anna Hartman
47:31
—Brought a shofar along, took a photo of every family holding the shofar.
Ellyn Weisz
47:43
what's in the bags?
Anna Hartman
47:48
—Many people brought grandparents along, Easy to do in a distanced way.
Kfirah Halevi
47:52
Could the families see each other's progress?
Ellen Dietrick
48:00
TaleBlazer
Anna Hartman
48:32
—Put GPS points in a 1.5-mile loop. As you approached that point in the trail, a question popped up.
Anna Hartman
49:25
—Sent home kits for the holidays.
Anna Hartman
49:49
—Really simple activities that kids could do mostly independently
Anna Hartman
50:12
—Nature walk with blessings to say
Anna Hartman
50:41
—Wouldn’t normally do coloring pages, but this works for family activities.
Anna Hartman
50:58
—For Sukkot, little bag of beads to make decoration for sukkah.
Anna Hartman
51:39
—Families have found interesting ways to use these kits. They have been sending us pics. Many took these to Rosh Hashanah dinner and did the activities with cousins.
Anna Hartman
51:59
—Jewish Holiday Games for Little Hands, 1995
Anna Hartman
52:09
-Can buy it used on Amazon
Anna Caplan
52:20
Your kits are amazing!!
Anna Hartman
52:55
—Kristin and Kfirah at Washington Hebrew Congregation in DC—have been running a virtual program.
Ellen Dietrick
53:24
Ellyn- In the bag was everything they needed for the challenge- a bottle of grape juice to say the blessing and make a toast to the new year, a bag of bugle snacks to use for a shofar challenge, apples and honey, etc
Anna Hartman
53:24
—Thinking about the big ideas behind RH, YK, and Sukkot
Anna Hartman
54:17
And Shabbat. —Eg family, community, wishes for a new beginning; tzedakah, kindness, thinking of those around us; hospitality, welcoming, creating a new home; Family, tzedakah, welcoming community
Anna Hartman
54:51
—Asking ourselves: Goals for the class? How to build commmunity> Get to known another? Engage families? Connect and bond?
Anna Hartman
55:27
—We see holiday teaching as a ladder. As a continued learning experience.
Anna Hartman
55:56
—Last year children took to idea of cards and birthday of the world
Anna Hartman
56:40
—This year focusing on bringing discussions home; how can we engage and learn at home; how do we feel the class community at home.
Anna Hartman
56:56
—Symbols. [Whoah!]
Anna Hartman
57:12
—A toy shofar, a real shofar, a shofar being played on Alexa
Anna Hartman
57:28
—Ritual objects as transitional objects
Anna Hartman
57:55
—“Oh, Alexa can blow the shofar!” Children can make these connections at home.
Anna Hartman
58:53
—The opportunities of virtual: We are in families’ homes. We see the parents more than others could in classrooms today. The classroom environment and the home have melded.
Jenna Turner
01:00:25
Great shirt!
Alyse Eisenberg
01:00:41
YES, I LOVE the shirt!!!
Anna Hartman
01:03:01
—Laurel Fisher at Dallas JCC on exploring Reflection.
Anna Hartman
01:03:38
—By adding mirrors you can multiply the images
Anna Hartman
01:04:35
—Inner reflection: Invite the children to watch the water flow, crumbling crackers in the water to throw away bad feelings
Anna Hartman
01:05:09
—Assuring the children they would not be in trouble if they identified any missteps.
Anna Hartman
01:05:45
—With the holiday we begin anew.
Anna Hartman
01:06:20
—Traditions, holiness, and reflection
Anna Hartman
01:07:09
—I feel like there are such big ideas being shared here. Really breaking down what is the purpose of our work.
Anna Hartman
01:07:44
I feel like what tonight’s presenters have shared are break downs of what Judaism and the high holidays are all about. What it means to be human from a Jewish perspective.
Anna Hartman
01:07:56
—What do you all think?
Alison Yaker
01:08:03
I have loved all of the ideas, but I especially loved the using the coffee filters with messages as tashlich.
Ellen Dietrick
01:08:38
I want to try using Amy’s book as a story walk..just need to get Amy’s book!
Anna Hartman
01:09:11
—Kat Horion in Somerville, MA.
Kfirah Halevi
01:09:21
Loved the idea of sending the families on a holiday nature walk- engaging them in the learning from afar
Anna Hartman
01:09:25
—Our kids now walk a mile a day everyday!
Anna Hartman
01:10:08
Kfirah has me thinking about how disconnected families are from classroom life these days and how diametrically opposed this is from the best of virtual learning
Sasha Kopp
01:10:23
I love the framework for thinking about the big ideas that Kfirah and Kristin shared - so helpful for families
Anna Hartman
01:10:29
—Children created a kit for the parents.
Anna Hartman
01:10:33
—Very simple.
Anna Hartman
01:11:37
—Trying to spark more joyful moments ago find ways to celebrate that are socially responsible. In this outdoor space we walk to, we had a spread out dance party with loud singing, Making the space sacred in a unique way.
Ellen Dietrick
01:12:23
Love your photos!
Anna Hartman
01:12:28
So much connection! Also, as Claire said, learning that is truly transdisciplinary.
Anna Hartman
01:13:10
—Yom Kippur being a heavy topic, the kids also have heavy ideas on their minds.
Alyse Eisenberg
01:13:55
Wonderful presentation!
Anna Hartman
01:14:09
—The children’s relationships to the trees and Arts & Sciences, they were really moved by the news they have overheard about wildfires.
Anna Hartman
01:14:26
—Joy and celebration and the hurt, dark stuff of Yom Kippur.
Anna Hartman
01:15:46
—Jodi Gladstone in Berkeley California.
Anna Hartman
01:16:02
—Moving to hear that children elsewhere are thinking of us and of our trees
Anna Hartman
01:16:32
—We are very into the nature that these holidays bring up.
Anna Hartman
01:17:32
—Something we used to do, in the spirit of recycling and upcycling, the children would take items home in a bag to work on a decoration for the sukkah. They would bring them back to the school for the sukkah. This year without a communal sukkah, what will we do?
Anna Hartman
01:17:44
—We asked the children.
Anna Hartman
01:17:56
—The children are now very busy building the Nile River.
Anna Hartman
01:18:13
—What was for tashlich the children have turned Ito the Nile.
Anna Hartman
01:18:34
—Suggested that a shelter out in the fields is useful.
Anna Hartman
01:19:51
—Making something for the sukkah that they will build there.
Anna Hartman
01:20:02
—“How can we socially distance in the sukkah?”
Anna Hartman
01:20:09
—“Is it going to look like last year?”
Anna Hartman
01:20:23
—“This year is so different than other years”
Anna Hartman
01:20:34
—The Four species of Sukkot grow on our property.
Anna Hartman
01:20:54
—Scavenger hunt with photos of the seven species.
Alyse Eisenberg
01:22:44
Awesome Jodi!
Ellyn Weisz
01:24:45
I would LOVE the PJ Library book for our school please. TY
Anna Hartman
01:25:02
Ellyn, email ameltzer@hgf.org
Ellyn Weisz
01:25:14
TY
Amy Meltzer
01:25:16
contact me at ameltzer@hgf.org if you don't have the book and would like one. i'll do my best!
Jodi Gladstone
01:25:33
Thank you for the opportunity to share and learn from everyone.
Louise Van Schaack
01:25:34
I love the idea of sending kits for holidays in addition to RH. Starting to mentally assemble Sukkot kits tonight!
Ellen Dietrick
01:26:42
Louise- I am going dominoes to cut and color, a beading set, a pumpkin thankful craft, a tree bingo board, and a Sukkot finger play with puppets to make
Alyse Eisenberg
01:27:07
Thanks to all the amazing presenters!