Limud (Education): Eliezer ben Yehuda and Hanoch Piven

Our chanichim (campers) have been exposed to many aspects of Israeli life — culture, social action, food, lexicography, art, song, dance, history, geography, and more this summer.  Our summer Limud theme,  עין לציון (Eye Towards Zion) recently came to life in the realm of art.  Hanoch Piven, an Israeli mixed media artist best known for his celebrity caricatures, was highlighted.  To get a taste of his art, click here:

Cantor Paula Pepperstone of our Tzeven Limud (Education Staff) explained and showed Piven’s work to the  chanichim of adat ha-Magshimim and adat ha-Bogrim.  They then had time to design and create their own original artwork, based on Piven’s style.  Here are some of their creations:

And here the chanichim explain their work:

Another member of our Tzevet Limud, Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone, focused this week on the life and times of Hebrew lexicographer and linguist, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda.  Rabbi Pepperstone is seen here with some of the 3-letter-root flashcards and the various words that are based on those roots.  The chanichim played a game of freeze tag, using the roots and the additional words.  They also pretended to be Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and created new Hebrew words based on the grammatical principles that govern Hebrew.

And listen to the famous ballad about the life and times of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, here:



Categories: Bogrim, Limud, Magshimim