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In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, participants in Hadassah’s Training Wheels-Al Galgalim program took a “trip to Israel.”
Over the course of the imaginary journey, the children went fishing in the Red Sea at Eilat, dug for artifacts in the Negev, put
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notes in the Western Wall in Jerusalem, made artwork in Safed and had a picnic by the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv.
This program was the latest in a series of learning experiences centered on Jewish holidays provided by family education series Training Wheels. The initiative lets children ages 3 to 5 and their parents become partners in discovering the joys of being Jewish.
The curriculum, developed by Hadassah and the Whizen Institute of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, combines songs, crafts, games, stories and food to help families experience the joy of celebrating Shabbat, festivals and observances.
Training Wheels meets nine times throughout the year, on Sundays, and is led by trained Hadassah volunteers. Check the “What’s Happening” section this fall for the next round of events. For further information, contact Sheila Barid or Melissa Kornfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.