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Day 2 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet You Bring Light in the Darkness: Gratitude Cards “G-d saw that the light was good, and G-d separated the light from the darkness.” -Genesis 1:4 During this holiday of lights, we’d like to invite you to identify and recognize those who bring light to you and to […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Express Appreciation Online Publicly acknowledge and show your appreciation to those who guide you and have helped you get to where you are today!  Choose a mentor, a teacher, a parent, a guide, or a friend who helped you take some significant steps.  Click here to […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Who Directs the Steps of Humans We end this month’s gratitude journey by uncovering the paths and small steps that have gotten us to where we are today.  Through attention to incremental steps – those taken and those not yet taken – how might we recognize […]

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December | Tevet, 13–15 December, 2020, Hanukkah Start to Notice See the unseen and notice the unnoticed To live a life grounded in Hakarat Hatov – gratitude – we must heighten our awareness and recognize that which surrounds us. This will be the first step in our six-month gratitude journey. Over the coming three days, […]

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Day 2 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Who Gives the Rooster the Understanding to Distinguish Between Day and Night Today we continue our gratitude journey with celebrating our ability to differentiate and distinguish.  How does sharpening distinctions help us notice more deeply? How might the ability to differentiate cultivate our ability to recognize […]

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Day 1 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Who Opens the Eyes of the Blind Today we begin our gratitude journey with focusing on our ability to notice and pay attention.  How do we  open our eyes to that which we have not noticed before? How do we draw our attention to all that […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Create a Dreamboard Imagine it is next Hanukkah and you are looking back at this upcoming year, grateful for how far you’ve come. Let’s take some steps to help get you to that point by creating a dream board. A dream board is a great way […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet “Who Opens the Eyes of the Blind” and “Who Directs the Steps of Humans” Can you imagine life without being able to see? What would things look like? What would things feel like? How different and/or similar is it from your typical routine?   Explore this exercise in empathy and awareness.  Download […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Amen: Taking Steps Towards a More Inclusive Jewish Community In this brave and humorous ELI talk, Pamela Schuller shares how tools from the world of improvisation, in addition to creative teachers and brave Jewish organizations, guided her steps to finding her way back into the Jewish […]

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Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Seeing Miracles & Blessings of Thanks What is the connection between Hanukkah, Candles, Miracles and Blessings?  In this sourcesheet we explore both the particular miracles and blessings of Hannukah and the general mindset of seeing miracles and giving thanks.  Download Source Sheet Back to Today’s Activities […]