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Kaima Farm’s Project Based Learning Lab, Israel

Farming and the pride associated with growing – literally and metaphorically – is a powerful way to connect people to something inherently meaningful. Kaima’s vision is to harness the principles of farming and working with one’s hands to improve the lives of high school dropouts, particularly those unable to adapt to conventional indoor, learning frameworks, and reconnect them to a sense of purpose and possibility.

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חיפה סיור משפטים בכנסת

Yosef, a third-year student, from the graduation ceremony of the Introduction to Psychology course at Tel Aviv University

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It is difficult to describe in words this past year. Nonetheless, if we try we will probably think of Freud, defense mechanisms, sleep, developmental stages, types of parenting, first impressions, decision making, learning, the brain, and more and more.

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Bohu Legani – piyut in kindergarten בואו לגני – פיוט בגני ילדים

The “Bohu Legani” program brings together young children with a variety of piyyutim from Jewish tradition, thus strengthening intergenerational ties and cultivating values ​​for Israeli and Jewish culture. Through the piyyutim, the children learn to pay attention to the occurrences in music: to consider the connection between the words and the melody, to discern repetitive rhythmic patterns, the tone of voice and instrument, to pay attention to the nature of melody (sadness, longing, prayers, hope and joy of generations). The piyutim chosen for the program relate to the life cycle and are integrated into the ongoing activities of the kindergarten. The recordings and arrangements were made especially for the program of young children, the content is suitable for children, the melody is relatively simple and the performance is artistic and aesthetic. These invite active participation of children in singing, music, movement and recording. Through the piyyut, children develop awareness of a unique genre that is an inseparable part of our culture and meet the value of piyyut that enables personal expression.

The Saying of Matanel

He (Rabbi Tarfon) also used to say: It is not your obligation to complete the task, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it entirely…

Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14