Music and laughter were in the air as MJDS students prepared for Purim. This holiday presents unique opportunities for intersection between art, music, and Judaica. In art class, elementary and middle school students learned about the significance of music to Purim and reading the Megillah; they explored the concepts behind building their own instruments to use as contemporary “ra’ashanim”.
Rimon students have been working with clay and experimenting with the best ways to make ocarinas, while Shalhevet and Magen David students discovered how to build drums from embroidery hoops, and harmonicas from popsicle sticks.
These projects embrace the joy of Purim while children learn about the mechanics behind music and how everyday objects can be converted into instruments. MJDS students have a strong sense of “kehilla”(community) in addition to their own work Kita Magen David helped make paper oznei haman and masks to decorate the school.