How should parents prepare for the Seder? What should be our goals when preparing the Seder? How to engage children of all ages?
Welcome to another episode of The Jews Next Dor! In preparation for Pesach, we are talking to Yair Daar who has been a Jewish educator and administrator for the past 15 years and is currently working at Yeshivat He’Atid in New Jersey. He is also involved in the organization of Moshava Ba’ir summer camps and various workshops.
Yair emphasizes the importance of creating a positive feeling around the Seder and presenting the story in a way that everybody can understand. He doesn’t have any specific rules but insists on good storytelling and supporting activities.
It’s very important to release the pressure and have fun while spreading the message of the Seder at the same time.
[00:00] Introduction to Yair and his background
[01:22] The Seder workshops on Zoom
[02:20] How should parents prepare for the Seder
[07:20] Most important themes
[09:00] Differentiating between younger and older kids’ experience
[14:27] Use of storytelling to get the message across
[18:30] Activities for younger and older children
[20:00] Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
[21:18] Start the Seder with fun
[23:03] Seder cards and asking questions
[25:27] The first and the second Seder
[26:55] Release the pressure and know your goal
[31:50] Final message
Enjoy the resources discussed in the episode here:
Seder Activities 5780
Timeline Shuffle – Pesukim
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