1. On Rosh Hashana we appreciate and introspect by creating the special sound of the Shofar (I play a special shofar from Israel) we learn - a. a lonnnng 1 sound. b. 3 “broken” notes. c. 9 speedy notes. I teach the children to sound those with me.
2. I play the Didgeridoo (Australia) as reference to a lower note that helps send messages in the aborigine culture, and I sound the rainstick and small shakers, flutes and percussions to create the sounds of the earth, animals and nature to celebrate the creation of the first humans on the planet - Adam and Eve and the nature they had around them, their choice to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and live upon the earth, and the different cultures that sprang out of that (African culture - a special song from Nigeria with the drums), South American culture, Celtic culture, and especially the Jewish culture.
3. I tell the story of the Temple in Jerusalem, and the Rabbis who met there to make important decisions, and realized how important that we feel like Brothers & Sisters as one people, but this truth relates to us as jews and also other people all around the world. We move to and sing Hene Ma Tov
contact Sara Ewing email@example.com from JCC North Shore (below) to hear about recent kabalat Shabbat program (picture bellow) contact Beth Nelson of Temple Sinai in Sharon about Shavuot activity in May. BNelson@temple-sinai.com contact Stephanie of JCC Greater Boston, about a recent Lag B’omer program for children and families with Matt Emmer, Engagement Specialist at Temple Isaiah in Arlington, MA
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Reviews from Jewish Pre-schools: Sagit Zilberman’s quiet, calm and serene approach to the children coupled with her radiant smile, captivated the preschoolers as she walked softly among them with the largest rain stick they had ever seen. The most active child was engaged and captivated by the sounds emerging from her instrument. As she introduced her saxophone, percussion instruments, and many other instruments, Sagit maintained the curiosity of the children, as she intentionally provided interactive activities to encourage the full active participation of all of the children. Sagit has a spiritual presence, and uniquely extraordinary talents which she combines into one act sharing her music and engaging the children with song and dance. She reigns at the top of her field. All of children and their enthralled teachers did not want her program to end! Sherri Herschfeld, Director, Shaare Shamaim preschool, Philadelphia, Pa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sagit Zilberman is a talented, creative and spiritual musician. We had the pleasure of enjoying her performance at Adath Israel Religious School last Sunday. In her quite, calm way, Sagit was able to engage all ages K-7 th gr. in her special music instruments demonstration, while singing songs and dancing together. All students and teachers felt inspired by Sagit's unique personality and teaching style. Naama Yarden, Director, Adas Israel congregation, Washington, DC
Thank you for your amazing and inspiring performance yesterday! You held all the children’s attention from our 4 year olds to our toddlers. They were fascinated by your soft-spoken, lyrical voice and your instruments. A teacher came to me after the short performance and said you were magical! High praise from this twenty-six year teaching veteran! We can’t wait to have you back. Please email me when you will be back in Baltimore, we will set a date. Jill Eisen, Director, Baltimore Hebrew School, Baltimore, MD.
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