A Breath of Fresh Air in the Mountains of the Shomron

Reading Chanan Haganan

Our annual Tu B’shvat Event was a big success.  The shul was full of more than fifty children with over half being from families that regularly daven at Ohel Efraim.  The younger group started off with an Israeli classic story: “Chanan HaGanan”.  The children discussed their favorite fruits.

Making Shivat Haminim Medallions



This was followed by a craft project celebrating the Shivat Haminim, the special fruits of Eretz Yisrael.

The older kids started off thinking about the parallels between themselves and trees with Rav Hillel.  They discussed what their roots (parents) gave them, what they have in their trunk (themselves) and what they can give to others (leaves and fruit).

The tree and me!

Then they made recycled bottle planters with Yael Lockerman planting צנון radish and כובע הנזיר nasturtium.

Bottle planters







Thanks to Yael Maizels, Yael and Shlomo Lockerman, Lior Weiss, Mark Dver and Rav Hillel Maizels.

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