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Beit Issie Shapiro’s new Haggadah and other Digital Ideas for Passover

29, March 2020

We are very excited to unveil our updated interactive Haggadah. Created using the Ji Tap platform, our Haggadah is colorful and engaging and allows children and others to follow along and participate in the Seder even if they are unable

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“Making Costume Dreams Come True” Celebrates 5 years!

6, March 2020

Beit Issie Shapiro’s “Making Costume Dreams Come True” event celebrated 5 years last week! 30 children and youth with disabilities who use mobility devices were again matched with student volunteers from the design department of Holon Institute of Technology (HIT)

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Creating an Inclusive Halloween Experience

24, October 2019

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is busy decorating their houses, buying candy and getting their costumes in order. For some children, though, this time of year can bring anxiety and discomfort. Children with sensory differences may find costumes

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Ramadan Kareem – Activities for a Special Month

17, May 2019

Ramadan is an annual observance that lasts a whole month and ends in a three day holiday called “Eid al-Fitr”. The month is full of traditions and ceremonies that characterize the fasting days. At the Sindian Early Intervention Center of

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Four (+1) Activities for Passover

30, April 2018

Passover is right around the corner and that holiday spirit can already be felt through the school halls. Classrooms are busy cleaning, learning about holiday concepts and some have already had their mock Seders. In preparing for and celebrating Passover

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The Third Annual Purim Costume Make-a-Thon

24, April 2018

Last week we held the third annual Purim Costume Make-a-Thon at Beit Issie Shapiro, an emotional event full of imagination, creativity and inspiration. This year we had close to 30 children and youth with disabilities who use wheelchairs or walkers,

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Singing Together: Using AAC in Song

11, February 2018

As in every kindergarten, our teachers use hand and body movements while singing children’s songs in circle time. However, in our school, most of the gestures we use in songs are actual signs taken from Israeli Sign Language. Choosing actual

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A Greeting Card for the New Year

17, September 2017

This year, one of the things we did in class to prepare for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, was to create greeting cards for the students’ families. The activity was very successful, but before I tell you about it,

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The Passover Haggadah: something for everyone

2, April 2017

Next week, Jewish people around the word will celebrate the holiday of Passover. In this post we wanted to share various Haggadas with you that we have created or found to improve participation of all family members in the Passover

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A Little Gift Before Chanukah

22, December 2016

Just in time for the holiday, we are providing links to two games that we created for Chanukah. They can also be downloaded from Tiny Tap or JI Tap, an open platform for creating Jewish inspired games and learning activities. 

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