00 Finished Tallit

6th Graders Make Tallitot

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to work with sixth graders at Solomon Schechter School in Westchester. They had the choice of using their Bar/Bat Mitzvah portion as inspiration or a text from Tanakh they had chosen earlier in the year as their personal revelation text. Usually, I ask the students to answer several questions to bring them from their inspiration text to a design but this group came prepared and most of them wanted to get right to work on their tallitot! They spread out on the floor and got to work.

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All of the students worked hard, focused on their designs until it was time to pack up!

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At the end of the workshop, they had tallitot they were proud of and they were excited to start tying the tzitzit in their classes the following week.

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