Winchevsky Shule In Your Living Room!

April 12 - Passover II


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B'nai Mitzvah      10:00am - 11:00am
Grades 4-6         11:00am - 12:00pm
Grades 2-3          12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grade 1                12:30pm - 1:00pm
Singing                1:00pm - 1:10pm
Kinder Kapers      1:10pm - 1:45pm

Kinder Kapers 

  This week at Kinder Kapers, we continue to explore Passover themes and stories. We will be practicing singing the Four Questions together, and thinking about the question: On this year, why is this night different than all other nights? as we reflect on each of our own, unique seder experiences this week. If you want to download the Seder Plate artwork we made last week together, you can access the PDF here. If you have a favourite Passover storybook, feel free to bring it to share! 

Grade 1

This week, we will reflect on the unique Passover experiences we have had over the last few days. How was your holiday experience different than usual? What was a new element involved? We will read a Passover story, and then take part in a fun, virtual interactive quiz! We will also tell our own version of the Passover story, using unique nouns and adjectives, mad libs style. Finally, we will review the plagues through pictionary, and time permitting, will even do some arts and crafts! Please have a single sheet of 8.5x11 paper on hand for this activity. Chag Sameach, and see you on Sunday! 

Grade 2-3

This week we will continue to reflect on the teachings of Passover by exploring and celebrating our freedoms, and in particular our freedom of expression. We will play silly Passover games and create art together. By the end of the next two half-hour online lessons, using the  Ma Nishtana song and the Seder Plate, the students will have reflected over hardship, freedom, and questioning and their part in Jewish identity and in the students personal lives in Passover 5781. 


Please prepare a pencil and paper. 


Looking forward to seeing you!


-Roxy and Naama  

Grades 4-6

Last week we discussed the four children as a way to consider including the many types of people and parts of ourselves who might join our passover tables, or any other moments of our lives. This week we are going to reflect on passover by looking out-words to the issues of our times and the struggles we have on planet earth amidst the blessings. The theme for this week is 10 plagues and we will jump into thinking about these plagues through a mix of interactive games and reflections on why we choose to act and change things in the world and why we struggle with this as well. 


I am going to be asking the grade 4-6s about 10 modern day plagues they see in the world and 10 modern day blessings or "anti-plagues" that they can list. If you have time, I encourage you to ask your kids about the blessings they can identify in their lives or the world at large. I also encourage you to ask your kids what they think stops people from making change, and what encourages change. 


For this week's class: 

Make sure your child comes prepared with some drawing materials and paper

Try and start the conversation about plagues at home! 


B'nai Mitzvah

Last week, from our “narrow place” of COVID confinement, we talked about the story of Passover and what it teaches us about the pain of movement, transition and growth. 


During week 2 of our Passover theme, we turn to the holiday symbols and consider the purpose of the seder ritual. Do we seek comfort in repetition, or can our seder be a collective starting point for creativity, innovation and subversion?  


Students are asked to come prepared to tell us a little something about one of the Passover symbols or rituals (an object on the seder plate, one of the traditional foods, the four cups of wine, the four questions, any of the plagues or characters in the story, a holiday song ... it’s your choice). When presenting your symbol, you’ll be telling the class how it relates to Passover and then add your own twist - an obscure fact, a lost nugget of history, a playful interpretation: surprise us!


We'll spend the second half of the class in the kitchen as our very own class chef, Judy, leads us in a race against the clock to make home-made matzah in less than 18 minutes. 


Please have your kitchen prepared before the class begins with the following ingredients:


4 ½ cups of all purpose flour

¾ cup warm water

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon of salt

Rolling pin

Baking sheet

Oven mitts

Tongs or something to flip the matzah in the oven


Baking the bread of affliction's never been such a trip. See you Sunday!