JKids Storytime

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Each month, the Troy Jewish Community Religious School invites children ages 2 through 5 to join us online for JKids Story Time, a new program for Jewish families. Children will use their imaginations, learn stories and songs, explore major holidays, and develop a love of learning.  New videos will be added here as they become available, or you can subscribe at the JKids at Berith Sholom YouTube Channel


This video is about JKids Story Time Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur by Sylvia A. Rouss, illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn.


This video is about JKids Story Time Rosh Hashanah is Coming! by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli.


This video is about JKids Story Time Shofar for the Season Join Morah Elana as she explores different Shofars. Listen as the shofar is blown. Guess the sounds they will make. Where does the shofar come from? Have fun guessing the answers to these questions.


This video is about JKids Story Time Apples and Honey
Join Morah Elana in an apple taste test. Red, Green, and Yellow apples for Rosh Hashanah. Which apples are your favorite?
Say the berachah for dipping apples and honey.
Y’hi ratzon mil’fanecha, Adonai Elohei aveteinu v’imoteinu, shet’chadeish shanah tovah umtukah.


This video is about JKids Story Time Apple DaysJoin Morah Elana as she read, Apple Days A Rosh Hashanah Story by Allison Sarnoff Soffer, Illustrated by Bob McMahon


This video is about JKids Story Time Rosh Hashnah Songs.Sing Rosh Hashana Songs with Morah Elana. A new take on I like to eat apples and bananas.
I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and honey, I like to eat, eat, eat aapples and honey. I like to ate ate ate aapples and heney, I like to ate ate ate aapples and heney. I like to eat eat eat eeples and heenes, I like to eat eat eat eeples and heenes. I like to ite, ite, ite, iples and hiny I like to ite ite ite iples and hiny. I like to oot oot oot ooples and hoonou, I like to oot oot oot ooples and honou. I like to oat oat oat oples and hono, I like to oat oat oat oples and hono and I like to eat eat eat apples and honey, I like to eat eat eat apples and honey.

The next song you can pretend to be an apple falling from the top of a tree. Strong ruach, stong wind blows the apple from the tree where it hits the ground.
Ruach, ruach, rauch min hetz nafal tapuach, who nafal merosh hetz, who nafal v’htpoztetz. Oy chaval chaval, chaval, min haetz who nafal, who nafal merosh haetz who nafal v’hetpoztetz.


This video is about JKids Story Time Something New
This is the book, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback.


This video is about JKids Story Time Shabbat Songs
Sing songs with Morah Elana. Help Morah Elana make chicken soup for Shabbat. The lyrics are: put some chicken in the pot stir it up so it’s nice and hot, get it ready for Shabbat, for Shabbat. We then ask for suggestions on what to add to our soup. Try singing this at home and adding ingredients to your soup.The second song is: There’s a dinosaur knocking at my door. The lyrics are: There’s a dinosaur knocking at my, knocking one, two, three. There’s a dinosaur knocking at my door and he wants to have Shabbat with me. He wants to light the candles and he wants to drink the wine, he wants to eat the challah, cause he does it all the time. There’s a dinosaur knocking at the door and he wants to have Shabbat oh he wants to have Shabbat oh he wants to have Shabbat with me.


Jkids Story Time Shabbat.

This Book is Dinosaur on Shabbat, by Diane Levin Rauchwerger with pictures by Jason Wolff.