Wall of Fulfilled Needs

Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar   Perfect for Kids Wall of Fulfilled Needs What needs in our lives have been fulfilled? Whether they’re the small things that often go unnoticed or the larger things to which we’ve aspired, we invite you to uncover your loved ones’ fulfilled needs: Pick a relative […]

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Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar On Being Needy Today’s blessing “Blessed are you… who has provided me with all my needs”  compels us to focus on how our needs are met. Rabbi Lisa Goldstein shares that it can also remind us of our unmet needs: the scarcity in our lives.  This […]

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Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Food Insecurity: A Game of Action Purim is an exercise in stretching our limits. We stretch our physical and emotional limits in an effort to put aside our assumptions and create a new reality where we gather as a community, masquerade as the other, and take […]

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Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Flipping Traditions, Inspiring Action Purim has a rich set of traditions, and while we create time for immense joy and celebration, we are also obligated to acknowledge that there is still brokenness in the world. The very same verse in the Book of Esther that instructs […]

DIY Gratitude for Kids

Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids DIY Gratitude for Kids Ben’s Little Library DIY Mask Card Making Sheltering in place and quarantining in our homes gives us the perfect opportunity to notice anew the objects that surround us every day, and the ways in which they provide for our […]

Fulfilling Needs Gift Certificates

Day 3 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids Fulfilling Needs Gift Certificates :בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱ-לֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁעָשָׂה לִי כָּל־צָרְכִּי Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the Universe, Who provided me with all my needs. It is a great gift to be able to recognize what your own […]

A Sock or a Sandwich?

Day 2 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar   Perfect for Kids A Sock or a Sandwich? Clothing is often considered one of our baseline human needs, along with shelter and food. Folks experiencing homelessness are the first to be denied these needs, and while we may make assumptions about the needs that people […]

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Day 2 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar I Once Was Lost, But Now I Am Found For months now, we have been confined to our homes, spending endless hours indoors, isolated and masked behind screens. The more time that we spend inside and away from social interactions, the harder it can become to […]

An Eco-Friendly Purim

Day 2 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids An Eco-Friendly Purim There are four mitzvot central to the holiday of Purim, and each of them can be performed as a practice of gratitude:  Matanot L’evyonim: Give charity Mishloach Manot: Share food with others Megilla: Listen to or read the story of […]

What We Wear & Who We Are

Day 2 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids What We Wear & Who We Are Every day, when we wake up, one of the first things we do is change into our clothes for the day (even if, during the pandemic, those clothes are sweatpants and t-shirts). We rarely think about […]