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How I spent my COVID vacation

03/19/2020 01:18:50 PM


Menashe Efron

I have taken the opportunity to set up a daily online learning with my grandchildren. This is for age 12 and down. We are reviewing the hagadda and I am sharing what is meaningful to me, and asking them what they remember/like about past seders. At 10:40 and 3:00, we sign in to a 15 minute lessons. We sing, we answer questions (like: do you prefer square matzo or round?) and I share a bit of information. Everyone is supposed to bring a haggada and there are assignments.
This is a great opportunity for me. Bubbie (my dear wife) is the more dynamic interactor with the little ones, and this gives me a chance to connect with each one and facilitate their collusion with each other--Israel, Florida, Chicago, Baltimore; the cousins stay on after class and talk to each other.
I do a third session at 11:05 JUST FOR Kindergarteners and 1st graders. A little slower, more singing.
My kids love it as it keeps their kids busy for an hour.
For me it is a hoot. I hope it is meaningful for my grandchildren. I asked the oldest for feedback. She said "I can understand things a bit better. In school it’s basically rushed to finish the hagada."
May we see a great yeshuah and little or no need for a refuah.
Menashe Efron
Sun, January 17 2021 4 Shevat 5781