1. Elohai Neshama Shenatata Bi.. Tehora Hie - My God the Sould you've given me is pure (a song with Handpan) we learn - 2. Welcome everyone, why are we here today TOGETHER commemorating Yom Kippur and not by ourselves in our homes? 3. What does Yom Kippur means (explaining words in Hebrew and their meaning) ? God tells us to reflect, to remember what we've done this year "Ve'ahavta Le Reacha Kamocha" explaining the meaning, "Ve'ahavta Adoni Eloheicha" 4. The story of Jonah the Prophet - a. Jonah was a person just like you and me b. One day he received a message from God to go to Ninve - he went the opposite direction, did you ever do something like that when your parents/teachers ask you to do something and you do the opposite? how do you feel then? c. He was on the ship sleeping when a storm broke (rainstick, Mexican gourd instrument, lights go in and out to indicate the storm) everyone is asleep, and then the other people on the ship awakened Jonah and told him to listen to God or they will all perish in the storm, Jonah prays to God: we sing "Shema Israel" "Avinu Malkenu teaching the words of the songs and their meaning d. The people on the ship through Jonah over board for his request and he finds himslef in the belly of a big fish (how would you feel - darkness in the room), sounds from Didgeridoo, making whales sounds. Why is he in the fish? so he prays to God to ask for forgiveness just like we do on Yom Kippuer I teach the children to sound those with me. Playing the shofar, everyone is asleep and then wake up to the sound of the shofar. c. Because of God the whale spat Jonah on the shore where Ninve is and he taught the people and there was peace and comfort, their lives were better and also Jonah's life. 5. If we are "awakened" to the new person we want to be, we do good things for our friends, parents, family, teachers (say who else etc..) we will experience peace in our community and feel like brothers and sisters (we sing Hene Ma Tov: https://youtu.be/Y64OeLGIXhM 6. Singing together: "We will build a world of grace" with Handpan (sample: https://youtu.be/-bNl-0UvnVU) We teach the song "Ose shalom" and we sing it together.
It's better to have handouts of the words in English/Hebrew if the children are above 10 years old or if there are adults in the room to help with the singing.
References and reviews from recent programs:
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
A review from three days ago: " We hosted Sagit at our library this summer. Families throughly enjoyed the range of instruments she brought to share, and her peaceful message was perfect for our young audience. What a unique diverse program! we in Milton would highly recommend Sagit.” Sara Truog Assistant Director, Milton Public Library
a review from yesterday: "Sagit’s program is magical, mystical, musical odyssey for grownups and kids. it is introspective while engaging!” Lindsey Hughes, Milton Mils Public Library, Cape Cod, MA
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.
"Thank you so much for coming to our school. Our classes loved how sweet and warm you are, and the children are OBSESSED with your cool instruments! Thanks again!" Abby Koplow, Gan HaYeled Mildred and Jess Fisher Early Childhood Center. 202-362-4491