During our first meeting, we studied: Hol Hamoed – Exodus 33:12-34:26. We discussed the idea of God, our individual feelings & beliefs. Then we found a quiet spot in the Sukkah and attempted to come up with our own names for God – in words, rhythm or movement (perhaps ones that even indicated our feelings about the ‘awesomeness’ we find in nature).
What word(s), rhythm or movement would you use to express ‘the wonder in the world’?
Last week we studied: Noah – Genesis 6:9-11:32. We focused a great deal on the fact that there were 14 of each ‘clean animal’ – and 4 of each ‘unclean animal’…and the fact that Noah sent the raven out first. We explored how the raven might’ve felt…and made the connection to endangered species (as the raven was an ‘unclean animal’).We discovered that, as of 2012…at threat are: 41% of amphibian species, 33% of reef-building corals, 30% of conifers, 25% of mammals, and 13% of birds.
The eco-drama we created reflected many of the concerns of the raven, endangered species, Noah’s role – and ours – in it all.
We were so busy creating, writing and performing that YOU’LL have to ask your child what part they played (we forgot to take photos). (Among the parts played were: narrator, Noah, raven, the-people-who-didn’t-make-it, ‘clean’ & ‘unclean’ animals….)
Look for documentation & photos from some of our meetings in the future!