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
Join Morah Elana as she reads a new book by author Sylvia Rouss
The Hanukkah Fable of Little Dreidel and Silver Menorah. Story by Sylvia Rouss, Illustrated by T.L. Derby.
Join Morah Elana as she reads another great Sammy Spider Book.
Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah written by Sylvia A. Rouss and Illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn.
Sing a favorite Hannukah Song with Morah Elana.
Oh Hannukah Oh Hannukah come light the Menorah. Let’s have a party we’ll all dance the horah. Gather round the table we’ll give you treat sivivon to play with and latkes to eat, and while we are playing the candles are burning low. One for a night they shed a sweet light to remind us of days long ago. One for each night they shed a sweet light to remind us of days long ago.
Join Morah Elana in Lighting the Hannukah Candles.
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav, v’itzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hannukah.
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam she’ahsa neesim la’avotaynu bayamim haheim baz’man hazeh.
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam shehekheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.
Come and Sing Some Hannukah Songs with Morah Elana.
Lots of Latkes lots of lakes lots of latkes, let’s all eat them up. Lots of Latkes lots of lakes lots of latkes, let’s all eat them up. Sivivon sof sof, sivivon sof sof sivivon sof sof, sivivon sof sof. Sivivon sof sof, sivivon sof sof sivivon sof sof, sivivon sof sof. Macabees. Macabees Macabees Macabees Macabees Macabees march march march march. Macabees Macabees Macabees Macabees Macabees Macabees march march march.
Sing a song about Sufganiyot, Jelly Donuts with Morah Elana.
Suf, Suf, Sufganiyot. Suf, Suf Sufganiyot. Suf, Suf, Sufganiyot. Jelly in my belly. Sugar Sugar Sugar
Join Morah Elana and learn about the lulav and etrog. Shake the lulav and etrog, say the prayers, and think about the harvest holiday.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu melevh ha-olam, asher kid-shanu b’mitz-votav v’tsi-vanu al n’ti-lat lulav.
Join Morah Elana as she reads the book, Who’s Got the Etrog? by Jane Kohuth, illustrated by Elissambura.
Sukkot is our next holiday we celebrate and these animals have come together to join in the festivities, the only problem is warthog does not want to let go of the etrog. Oh, dear!
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.
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
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 is the book, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback.
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.