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Purim Power and How NOT to Be ResilientPurim Power and How NOT to Be Resilient

When we last left our heroes, Mordechai had finally convinced Esther to risk her own life by approaching Achashverosh uninvited and asking him to save her people. But when Esther visits the king, she asks instead for him and Haman to join her for a feast. Huh? What’s with that? And at the feast, she asks them to come to…

Leaners Grapple With Internal Emotions

The power of class time truly astounds me. When our students have something line up, or take time for a creative project that they’re really passionate about, it always amazes me the level of insight that learners bring to class.   Our newest unit for Makom @ Home’s Nitzanim cohort is a tricky one with lots of modern applications- the…

New Unit, New YouNew Unit, New You

We report to you on last week from the beginning of a brand new curriculum unit at Makom Community! To kick off this unit, we’ll unpack the story in Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther). We’ll notice the ways that challenging experiences that we and the characters in text face are temporary, but the strength we take from them impacts our…

Nitzanim Unit 2 Showcase: Peace and Conflict

The Nitzanim (3rd and 4th graders) had yet another wonderful showcase! Last week, our learners, their parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles all gathered together on Zoom to take part in learning together.  We started off our showcase with a brief introduction to our process and the text we used. This unit, the Nitzanim created an online book all about the…