This program is an interactive color exploration through natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the symbolism and holiness associated with certain colors in Judaism, specifically the blue of tekhelet that is found in Tzitzit. They will also learn how to harvest and use different parts of plants to create their own dye and take home […]
This program is an introduction to Havdallah and DIY candle making. Participants will learn about a Havdallah candle and leave with their own candle. Students will leave with an understanding of what renewable resources are. This program was created by Danielle Smith as part of the JOFEE Fellowship. Click here to access this resource.
This lesson will introduce students to traditional Jewish understandings of work and rest. They will understand that “work” traditionally meant interacting with the environment, and the connection between Melachot and Shabbat. They will also create challah covers and learn about Shabbat symbols like hallah and challah covers. This lesson was prepared by Rachel Aronson as […]
This program is an exploration into the Jewish tradition of Torah making. Through learning the traditional process of a sofer, the participants will get a hands-on painting/calligraphy activity. Incorporating homemade inks from plants furthers the connection to the Jewish nature world. The Torah is a central component of Judaism. Together, develop a further and deeper […]