Kvutsah Names!

Instead of being called Kvutsat Sticks (Akko) and Kvutsat Stones (Rishon), we are now Kvutsat Anafim and Kvutsat Be'er!

Anafim (עָנָףים) means branches and Be'er (בְּאֵר) means well.

Check out a design Hannah B made for Kvutsat Anafim!

Make the Days Count or Counting Down the Days?

With a little over a month left of Workshop 63, the phrases "make the days count" and "counting down the days" are being repeated more and more often.

Workshop participant Matan says, "I know I want to make the days count, but I know my mom is counting down the days." Shout out to Allison!

Micah says, "obviously I want to make the days count, but I am TOTALLY counting down the days until I can sink my teeth into a Chiptole burrito." Shout out to Mexican food!

 

However you spend your time over the next month, remember that most of your kids are leaving to work away from home for most of the summer so another countdown can begin!

Pesach Packages

Today we helped pack 1,000 boxes full of Pasach food for families in Akko that can’t afford otherwise. It was really hot and really fun and there were really cute kids!

Some of our supplies:

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The assembly line:

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Some of the completed boxes:

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Cute kids:

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Woohoo for community service!

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Garden Update

We have veggies! Radishes to be exact. Today Micah and I picked ten radishes from our garden. Check it out.

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Check us out with our harvest!

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Nir takes a big bite.

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We will harvest in the coming weeks. Get excited for parsley and tomatoes.

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Camping!

I’m camping with Micah and Hannah at Nahal Amud! We can build a fire!

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Poland Journey – Day 1

We're back from Poland! If other Workshop parents are anything like my mother, you have already stalked your kids Facebook profile and liked all the pictures of them in Poland.

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My mom is a professional Facebook stalker.

My mom is a professional Facebook stalker.

If your kid blocks you from seeing their account, check out my pictures from the first day HERE!

 

After a three hour flight from TLV to WAW, we got on a coach bus in Warsaw for a six hour drive to Krakow.  We got off the bus in Kazimierz to learn about and explore the roots of Jewish life in Poland.  We saw the Old Synagogue, New Synagogue, Tempel Synagogue as we walked through the old Jewish area of the city.  Each synagogue represented a different period of Jewish life to show the changes that occured between the fifteenth century and the Enlightenment period.  We walked to a museum an spoke to a woman recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.  She told us how she helped nine Jews hide during the Holocaust.  After a long day, we settled into our hotel, ate a big dinner, and closed the day with a discussion about the changes in Jewish life and Jewish identity.

 

Polish phrase of the day: Dzień dobry!​ (Hello!)