Family Blessings Scavenger Hunt

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An interactive outdoor family program about gratitude and blessings.

Families and teachers gather at a local nature center to apply classroom learning (about Brachot, blessings)  to authentic moments in their lives. After an introduction on Hakarat Hatov (expressing gratitude) and blessings, families break into small groups and complete a self-paced scavenger hunt that identifies moments of blessings through observation and discussion. At the end of the program, families take home a blessing card to encourage reciting blessings during their daily lives and at home. 

(Created by Gina Fass and Robin Wald)

Gina Fass

I love to share Torah with families to bring connection and meaning to their joys, sorrows, and the beauty of everyday. 

With over 25 years of experience in Jewish education,  Gina Fass joined Bet Torah (Mt. Kisco, NY) as the Director of Education in July 2016.    She holds dual Master's degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion and is a graduate of the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship.  Prior to joining Bet Torah, Gina served as a director of education at synagogues and Jewish camps in Minnesota, California and Connecticut.  She has also taught high school and middle school Jewish Studies and Hebrew at Day Schools in Houston and Stamford.  She has directed youth programs, a community Hebrew High, and inclusion programs for Jewish teens with special needs.  Recently (2021-2022), Gina was part of the inaugural SELF Fellowship: Senior Educators Leadership Fellowship for Congregational Educators, a partnership of Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and The Legacy Heritage Foundation.  Gina currently serves as co-chair of WATE: Westchester Area Temple Educators, a professional group for congregational educators.  Gina continues her life-long journey of Jewish learning at Pardes in Jerusalem, Hadar in NYC and, of course, The Jewish Education Project! A world traveler, Gina has lived in cities across the United States, in France, and in Israel. She and her husband Jonathan, are the proud parents of Michal and Erez and live in Stamford, Connecticut.



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