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Tu Bishvat at Ohel Efraim

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The youngest group coloring in!

Tu Bishvat is always a special time for kids at Ohel Efraim.   This year was no different as we hosted the annual Tu Bishvat event.  The older kids learned about which brachot we make including spices with a great powerpoint by Rav Hillel.

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Learning about brachot

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Powerpoint by Rav Hillel.

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Special Besamim boxes with locally gathered spices.

They then made besamim boxes with Yael Lockerman.

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Playing fruit bingo.

The younger kids played fruit bingo and made cut paper trees with Rabbanit Yael.  The youngest kids had fun with stickers and coloring in.

If you’re looking for a simple Tu Bishvat craft – try fruit bingo.  All you need are blank bingo boards 4) Bingo, and fruit stickers (or tree stickers).  Print out enough boards for all the kids, and then let them make their own boards by putting on stickers.  Put aside one of each sticker so that you can use them to choose a fruit to call out.  Let the Tu Bishvat fun begin!

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A young Melave Malka for Ohel Efraim

This year in Ohel Efraim we’ve been blessed with tremendous growth particularly of young couples and young families.  Part of this is due to an exciting development, the Ariel University is now offering student housing right next to Ohel Efraim!  If you’re interested please feel free to be in touch with us.

Some of these new young couples and singles got a chance to mix and mingle at our house on Motzei Parshat Va’era.  Good soup and good times were had by all.Image