In light of the situation with Covid-19 we have put together the schedule below, combining some of our own sessions and some external, in order to ensure that everyone is entertained and can find social company even in times of social distancing.
We also have collated these ideas of activities to do that are offline:
As part of the week of going totally screen free, we’re encouraging you to find new ways to socialise and connect with other people. If you sign up, we’ll give you the address of another Noamnik (and give your address to them) so you can swap letters! Feel free to write about what you’ve been up to at home, draw something, or get as creative as possible!
Sign up here.
There’s nothing like sitting down with a great book so why not delve into a new adventure this week.
We’re setting up Noam Book Clubs for all ages which will discuss the books in two weeks time. The books are:
- Shorashim – The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf
- Nevatim – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
- Nofim – Dear Evan Hansen (Novel) by Val Emmich
- Year 11-13 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Bogrim – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
All these books should be easily available on Amazon.
Do let us know if you’re reading the books!
Why not use this opportunity to get a bit more active? Here’s a few ways to do so!
- Noam-themed workout.
- Go for a run.
- Do some yoga.
- Keepy uppy challenge – can you do 10? If so, try for 50?
Make a patch for the Corona Quilt
Art Refuge UK, a charity that uses the power of art to support the mental health and well-being of people displaced due to conflict, persecution and poverty, are trying to bring people together and foster a sense of community by asking different people to create a giant virtual patchwork tablecloth. To get involved, make a square image using collage, paint, drawing, photography or text on the theme of RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY. Find out more here.
Also, send a picture of your square to us at Noam so we can share them within the Noam community!
Try Some Origami
Check out this website for inspiration: https://origami.me/diagrams/
Make a Noam Tree Using Leaves/Sticks
When on your daily walk, or in your garden if you have, collect items such as leaves, branches and petals. Then arrange these items on a sheet of paper in the shape of the Noam tree and stick them down.
Play Pictionary with Your Family
With Lag B’Omer coming up on Monday night/Tuesday we’ve put together some great resources for all ages to engage with the story of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai here.
We’d love to hear about how it goes.
We’re running a photography competition! So get snapping and send your best shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme is ‘SPRING’.
Best photo, as judged by a panel of Masorti rabbis and chazzans, will win Noam merchandise.
Here are a range of podcasts which cover various interests and ages.
Perfect if you’re in the mood to learn something new or listen to something fun!
We’re all experiencing a big change to our lives which can bring up lots of complicated feelings.
You can use this Noam mood tracker to check in with yourself and process what’s going on for you!
Missed the chance for a Pesach clean? Don’t worry – it’s still the season for a spring clean. How about clearing out some of your old stuff and donating to the following charities:
- Homeless Action Barnet – tinned foods, toiletries and more!
- Accumulate – sketch books, pastels, colouring in pencils, glue sticks, colour magazines for a collage project and more!
- British Heart Foundation – good quality clothes, bags, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and more! (Hold onto these until their shops are back up and running)