Hazon Educational Library: Sensory-based
Bringing the Book Outdoors: The Shema
by Beth Denaburg
This program is a text study with an accompanying nature walk. The text study dives into the environmental teachings within the full text, and the night-time nature walk uses the Shema for inspiration to open our ears to nature and the divine.
Category: Spiritual Nature Experience
Tags: listening, night walk, shema, text study
A Sukkot Mitzvah! Welcoming Bug Friends into the Sukkah
by Emily Blustein
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
This program is designed to foster a deeper appreciation for sukkot and for bugs. Going deeper than the idea that we build a sukkah because ?that?s what we do for sukkot?. Encouraging the invitation of guests and learning about them and appreciating them is a wonderful mitzvah. By having the participants build a miniature sukkah out of things found in nature and then inviting bugs into the sukkah, the mitzvah is upheld on a small but very important level. Fostering an appreciation for playing with nature, learning about bugs and embracing them as a part of this world is what this program is all about.
Category: Animals, Nature Exploration, Shabbat and Holidays, Sukkot
Age(s): Early Childhood, Elementary
Peace Be the Feathers
by Miki Levran
This activity allows students to get a hands-on experience with real feathers and practice using them creatively while thinking about an important Jewish and worldly symbol.
Shofar Stalk: Wandering to Freedom
by Miki Levran
Participants will challenge themselves in this night time activity as they walk blindfolded through the woods towards the blast of the shofar. This will be an experience that allows them to gain more trust within themselves and the world around them without using their strongest sense, sight. While connecting to traditions of other cultures, participants will gain a greater understanding of trust and a sense of what it means to be a wandering Jew by walking towards freedom/light.
Age(s): B'nai Mitzvah, Teens