The Jewish value, Adam Yehidi Nivrah, literally translates to “every person is a unique creation,” which in essence, is Judaism’s way of celebrating diversity. February is Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), and it is the perfect opportunity teach our students that it is okay to be different. CLICK HERE (https://inclusioninnovations.com/jdaim/ ) to learn more about JDAIM, and please consider trying the activity at home with your family to help your child learn about this beautiful mitzvah.
Guided Discussion Questions for Adam Yehidi Nivrah
-Ask your child to list the physical differences in appearances of their family members. Do any of those differences make any of your family members better than the other ones?
-Now ask your family members to make a list of their personal likes and dislikes. Again, do any of these differences make any one person better than the other?
-What does it mean to be unique? Explain to your children that there are no two people exactly alike in the world, and our differences are what makes us unique or special.
Family Fingerprint Plaque
No two people have the same fingerprints, which is a great visual way to celebrate the unique traits of individuals.
Start this activity by making a batch of salt dough.
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.
- Combine all of your ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. If your dough is too dry add a little bit more water in and continue to knead.
- Roll out the dough to a thickness that you’d like your salt dough ornament to be.
- Using a large cookie cutter, cut out a desired shape for your salt dough ornament.
- Have each family member place their thumb print in the dough. Use a toothpick to write their name or initials under their fingerprint.
- Bake for 1-2 hours. If your ornaments are still doughy, put back in for another hour. (It will depend on your thickness how long you need to bake for. The thinner ornaments will take less time but thicker may take more).
- Once cool, paint with acrylic paint to decorate.
- Spray with a finishing glaze or use a paintbrush to finish with Modge Podge.