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Take Home Shabbat, Guest Blogging, Bonimot Idol, Havdallah July 25th!

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

In this blog post:

  • Take home Shabbat for July 17th

  • Guest blogging by Dori, Tal, Max, and Josie

  • The recording of the amazing Office-themed Bonimot Idol!

  • Save the date - community-wide havdallah on July 25th (hosted by a group of our very own MBGers (11th graders!))

Take Home Shabbat

Let’s get ready for Shabbat, Gilboa! Here's your "take home Shabbat" that you can do as a family this weekend.

This week’s theme is Environmental Justice! Please think together as a family about the ways that climate change impacts certain communities differently and how we can make a difference not only by being more sustainable, but by helping others impacted by this crisis.

Discussion questions:

  • How do we see the impacts of climate change in our lives?

  • Are the impacts different for other people from different communities? What communities do we think experience the consequences of climate change the most?

  • In what ways can we help to make change, both on a large scale and in helping the people most impacted by climate change?

Craft Project - Sustainable Art:

Here are a few ideas for how to create art reusing items that might have otherwise gone to the trash. If you were in Art and Social Justice chug (elective) first session, you created a vase by turning a plastic bottle to a collaged work of art, using similar practices.

Once you’re done with the project, take a picture and send it to us ( We’ll make a collage of photos and send it with next week’s post!

Rikkud Song of the Week:

Turkish Kiss - music here and click here to see Natasha teach the dance!

Havdalah Song of the Week:

Green Mountain Road by Adam Torres 

Guest Blogging

My chug on Monday was Sherlocks. We were solving the mystery of who kidnapped the mayor’s daughter. My role was a singer named Rosie in a mystery solving band, Rosie and the Jungle Cats. I performed at her Bat Mitzvah a few years ago. I thought she was annoying, but she didn’t deserve to be kidnapped!

She was at school, walking alone. There were some other kids in my band, and I said my alibi - that I was at my house, practicing a song with some other band members. But the other band members said their alibi was at the movies, and at a concert. They should’ve done what I said. Then it would have made sense. I mean, do they have any idea how suspicious that sounds?!

-Josie, Amelimot (3rd grade)

During kvutzah time we did a Kahoot as a fun way to get to know each other better and learn fun facts about one another. It was really fun and we learned a lot of funny things, for example the most popular cheese in my kvutzah is parmesan. We saw a funny meme and had to guess whose favorite it was. My final score was 3000 something. I was in fourth place. It was a really fun experience and it was cool to learn so much about everybody. Here are some stuff it included: Talia’s favorite article of clothing are jeans, unless they’re low waisted. Samson used to eat more cheese blocks than anything else when he was younger. Samson calls himself “The big Cheese” (well, I already knew that). Overall, it was super fun :)

On the zoom that I wrote this article on we took a screenshot of the top half of me and the bottom half of Tal and it made up what almost looked like one body. It was fun and came out funny looking.

-Dori, Sayarimot (6th grade)