שמות ומחיית כפיים:
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.
Or try: Get up and sit in the seat of someone’s story you related to. Ask one or two students to share why they related to this person.
If parnas takes the whole time - that is fine!
The Jonathan Sacks Haggadah - Commentary on the Four Children:
Sitting next to the wise child, the rebel is not fated to remain a rebel. Sitting next to the rebel, the wise child may share his wisdom rather than keep it to himself. The one who cannot ask will, in time, learn how. The simple child will learn complexity.The wise child will learn simplicity. Each draws strength from the others, as we all draw strength from belonging to a people.
To be done in the group or in chavruta:
When is a time you have drawn strength or learned a lesson from someone very different from you? Be specific!