Each week Tribe will email an interactive booklet containing a variety of activities, songs, discussions and a D’var Torah, all focusing on the weekly Parasha. These are to help entertain and encourage the children to participate in children's services. The Tribe Spark booklet is split into sections, each aiming at a different age group, to ensure that every child is learning what is best suited and relevant to them.
Each week the Spark booklet will contain a wealth of content that will enable leaders of the children’s services to have flexibility to pick and choose which sections they wish the children to focus on.
Avi Friedmann, Programmes Manager for Tribe & Living and Learning said;
“This is a very exciting moment for all of us in the Tribe team. Spark will provide real tools for helping our members and volunteers run children’s services that are fun, interesting and have a high level of Jewish learning”
Tribe Spark has already received rave reviews from one of the volunteers for Children’s services at Cockfosters & N Southgate United Synagogue; Helena Sharpstone (who is also a Governor of Wolfson Hillel Primary School) said;
"Thank you Tribe for this great resource. It was really useful and made it so much easier for me to prepare my service. The kids had a great time!"
The Spark booklets are available to all United Synagogue communities via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or in a downloadable format from the You & US website. Plans for the future will include audio and visual aides, to be used in preparation before the Shabbat service, which will be available on the You & US website.