Friday, March 25, 2016

Now it's a Party

This is the week, Purim is finally here.
We have been making a special Purim book to share with our families. 
This week it was ready to take home!
We decorated bags for our Mishloach Manot, gifts of treats.
On the very day of Purim
we filled the bags with treats and
we gave our Mishloach Manot to our friends!
Abram: I've been waiting for this DAY!  
Evelyn: Abe and I each had each other!
We shared extra tzedakah!
Judah: Because on Purim you give extra Tzedakah!
We made hamantashen! 
Then there was the party!

Here is a little more Purim joy

Friday, March 18, 2016

Getting festive for the holiday

Morah Tzivie:Friends please tell me a few ways we celebrate the upcoming holiday. 
First! The name of the holiday is?
Judah: PURIM!
Evan: We eat treats, hamantaschen.
Olivia: They are triangles.
Morah Tzivie: What is hidden inside?
Augie: We have Jam.
Olivia B.: We had chocolate in ours.
Morah Tzivie: What is the name of the scroll the story is recorded on?
Judah: Megillah!
Morah Tzivie: Who wrote it?
Nora/Evelyn: Rabbi Mordechai!
Rabbi Greenberg came to read us just a little bit.

After he read bit, Rabbi asked if we were ready for when we hear Haman's name, we said we were.

Morah Tzivie: During Purim we wear...
Nora: We dress up!
Judah: Like Rabbi Mordecai or Queen Esther or King Achashverosh but probably not Haman.
Morah Tzivie: Or any one really. We dress up and wear masks and are hidden to others to remember that Queen Esther didn't know Hashem's hidden plan.
Evan: Who am I? Haman! 
NO! I'm not Haman who would want to be him?
Abe: I'll wear a Haman mask.
Evan: I'll shake the gragger!
Abe: I'd rather just be Queen Esther since she saved the day.
Clara: Oh No It's Haman!
Ari: Just kidding! It's me Ari!
Morah Tzivie: Another mitzvah we do on Purim is giving gifts of food.
Olivia: Happy Purim!
Evelyn: Happy Purim! Let's eat them 
and then make them again and give them again.
Olivia: Yeah let's do that. We can make new gifts and give them again.
Morah Tzivie: For Purim we give extra...
Abram: Tzedakah!
Morah Tzivie: It is such a happy holiday we want everyone to enjoy and have a good time.
And we have a feast, a big party!
Olivia: Ok we have all our food for our party.
Evelyn: We are ready.
Abram: It's nice to have big party, everyone likes to have fun.