Kehillat Ohel Efraim is always happy to be part of the city wide Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration for the religious community and this year was no different. The davening and dancing were spiritually uplifting. The presentation co-ordinated by Yochai Etias was inspirational. This year a special tradition was instituted, where a shofar was presented to one of the recent Olim families. Rav Hillel was proud to make the presentation, this special shofar will be passed along each year to the newest Oleh family. We’re eagerly awaiting the next ones coming this summer!In the day time, the Ohel Efraim community together with Shvut Ariel had a joint tiyul in the Shomron, near Itamar. Rav Hillel carried on the tradition of reading his original children’s book telling the story of Yom Ha’atzmaut!
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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.
They then made besamim boxes with Yael Lockerman.
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!