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Parshas Vayakhel

  • Zechus for all the soldiers on the front lines in Israel to stay safe and succeed!

  • Zechus for the hostages to be returned safely and the wounded and grieving to recover from the terrible tragedy that occurred on Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah.

  • Le'iluy Nishmas the soldiers lost in battle and all the Kedoshim lost on 10.7.23

  • Zechus Refuah Sheleima: Miriam bas Chana

  • Le'iluy Nishmas: Gittel a"h bas Shraga Meir Hakohen

  • Le'iluy Nishmas Tziporah Chana a"h bas Yaakov Avraham Eliyahu

  • Le'iluy Nishmas Eliyahu zt"l ben R' Chaim Yitzchak and Raizel a"h bas R' Dovid Mordechai

  • Le'iluy Nishmas Moshe ben Dovid

Another great Parsha with many ideas for your Parsha Party. REMINDER - THIS IS A SPRINGBOARD OF IDEAS. YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE IDEA OR A FEW. AND HAVE THE KIDS GUESS THE CONNECTIONS.







Parsha Overview (Feel free to skip straight to the Party below - simply click the arrow next to this text and the overview will disappear.)


Vayakhel

Moshe gathers the people together and again reinforces the importance of keeping Shabbos. Work for 6 days but on Shabbos it is holy and you can’t work. The work of the Mishkan must stop as well for Shabbos. (Rashi) He specifies not to burn a fire on Shabbos.

He then tells the people to donate generously to the Mishkan to make all that Hashem commanded. Gold, silver, copper, materials of blue, purple, red, linen, goat hair, red ram skins, Tachash skins, wood, oil, spices and jewels.

All Chachmei lev – wise hearted people – should come and help make all the parts of the Mishkan commanded by Hashem.

The men came following the women (who came first!) and donated bracelets, earrings, rings, buckles, and all sorts of gold objects. And everyone brought what they could give. The women spun the colorful threads and brought them.

The Nesiim – leaders of each shevet- brought the Avnei Shoham for the Ephod and Choshen. Rashi says they waited to see what was left but the people donated such an abundance that there was barely anything left for them. All that was left was these stones. They also brought spices and oil.

Moshe told the people that Hashem chose Betzalel and Ahaliav to be in charge together with all the Chachmei Lev. Together they made all the parts of the Mishkan and Keilim which were already detailed in previous Parshios as well. The coverings, the wall panels, the sockets, the Paroches, the screens, the Aron, the Keruvim, the Shulchan, the Menorah with 7 branches and flowers and almond shaped designs all made from one piece of gold, the Mizbayach Hazahav, the Ketores, the oil, the Mizbayach HaOlah, and the Kiyyur made out of the mirrors from the Jewish women in Mitzrayim. The pillars, and the hangings of the courtyard, and all the components that were commanded of the Mishkan.

Betzalel told Moshe that the people were bringing too much! Moshe told them that no more gifts were needed.

(Adapted partially from Chabad.org, and The Pesukim and Rashi)



And now for the fun part

PARSHA PARTY


SNACKS LISTED FIRST SO YOU CAN TRY AND GUESS TOO!

(This week’s Parsha Party was inspired by Shalom Wahl in 5783 in honor of his Tashbar class Siyum on Parshas VaYakhel and Pikudei )

  • Gold, silver, and caramel covered candies

  • Colorful Sour Belts

  • Rainbow Twizzler Twists

  • Fruit by the Foot

  • Animal Cookies

  • Red Candies / Jellybeans / twizzlers

  • Peanut butter cups (There is a pareve brand)

  • Flower cookies or candies

  • Almonds

  • Jewel Pops

  • Candy Corn

  • Fire Blast Apple Spray

  • Candy rings

  • Candy Necklaces

  • Candy Bracelets

  • Challah Marzipan

  • Fruit Rollups

  • Heart Lollies / Gummies

  • Wafers/Wafer Rolls

  • Ring Pretzels

  • Laffy Taffy Ropes



  • THE PARSHA PARTY ANSWER LIST!


Gold, silver, and caramel covered candies – The gold, silver, and copper donated for the Mishkan

Colorful Sour Belts – The colorful threads donated and spun by the women

Rainbow Twizzler Twists – Colorful threads donated

Fruit by the Foot – The measurements of the Keilim

Animal Cookies – the animal skins and goat skins

Red Candies / Jellybeans / twizzlers – The red material and threads (can do this with blue, purple, white as well)

Peanut butter cups (There is a pareve brand) – the cups of the Menorah

Flower cookies or candies – The flower designs on the Menorah

Almonds – The almond shaped designs on the Menorah

Jewel Pops – The Jewels of the Choshen and Avnei Shoham

Candy Corn – Flames of Shabbos candles or the Fire not allowed to light on Shabbos

Fire Blast Apple Spray – Not allowed to light a fire on Shabbos

Candy rings, Candy Necklaces, Candy Bracelets – The Jewelry that was donated first by the women and then the men

Challah Marzipan – Keep the Shabbos

Fruit Rollups – The coverings and the Paroches

Heart Lollies / Gummies- the Chachmei "Lev"

Wafers/Wafer Rolls – The pillars of the Mishkan

Ring Pretzels – The sockets and rings and loops of the Mishkan construction and curtains. Also for the rings that were donated.

Laffy Taffy Ropes - The ropes that go with the pegs of the mishkan and chatzer


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