Ask each person to say their name. When they share their name, the rest of the group claps for them.
On a scale of 1-10 how present are you? How much are you here right now? 1=you may see me but my mind is in a totally different place, 10= I am completely with you, energized and fully locked in to whatever is happening here.
You can try: Now, get up and sit in the seat of someone whose number was lower than yours. Get up and sit in the seat of someone whose number was higher than yours.
סיפור שלי להיום:
In one or two sentences, what is your story for today? What’s going on for you today?
This can be done going around one by one or by breaking people into pairs.
After סיפור שלי להיום:
You can try: Does anyone have any follow up questions for anyone about their story?
Take 2-3 questions and let the person answer.
If parnas takes the whole time - that is fine!
The shabbat before Pesach is called Shabbat Hagadol. There are a few explanations for why this shabbat has a special name:
Since shabbat hagadol is a time we focus on the halakhot and minhagim of pesach, we are going to take a couple of minutes this morning to share our favorite halakhot and minhagim of pesach. (you can do this together or as a group)
Have each person share one halakha or minhag their family has that really enhances their appreciation of pesach - something you look forward to every year about the way your family observes Pesach.
Choose any one of the following: