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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dress for Success: A Paper Doll Gratitude Game

Day 2 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids Dress for Success: A Paper Doll Gratitude Game The clothing we wear can serve different purposes and functions. The most basic, practical function is to clothe our body in a way that is appropriate to the weather or activity we currently face. We […]

Nahafoch Hu: An Adar Calendar of Standing Up

Day 1 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids Nahafoch Hu: An Adar Calendar of Standing Up  “…בַּיּ֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֨ר שִׂבְּר֜וּ אֹיְבֵ֤י הַיְּהוּדִים֙ לִשְׁל֣וֹט בָּהֶ֔ם וְנַהֲפ֣וֹךְ ה֔וּא אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁלְט֧וּ הַיְּהוּדִ֛ים הֵ֖מָּה בְּשֹׂנְאֵיהֶֽם:” (אסתר ט,א) “…the very day on which the enemies of the Jews had expected to get them in their power, the […]

Unbending All of Us

Day 1 | Recognize Human Need February | Adar Perfect for Kids Unbending All of Us The foremost example of hospitality in the Torah is that of Abraham and Sarah welcoming strangers to their home, which we can understand as an act of service to their community. While so many of us are grateful to […]

The Soul of Every Living Being Sings Praise: A Coloring Meditation: Activity 3

Day 3 | The Worlds Inside and Around You January | Shevat Perfect for Kids The Soul of Every Living Being Sings Praise: A Coloring Meditation The Shabbat morning liturgy includes the Nishmat prayer, which describes how every living soul and being sings the praises of G-d. Not only are we, the human creations, in […]

Footsteps of Gratitude: What Got Me Where I Am?: Activity 1

Day 3 | Start to Notice. December | Tevet Perfect for Kids Footsteps of Gratitude: What Got Me Where I Am? None of us have gotten to where we are on our own. There were significant people, places, events, miracles, moments of hard work, or divine intervention which may have shaped our paths.  In this […]