Jewish Waldorf

This will, for now, be an odd assortment of the ways we've incorporated our Jewish life into our Waldorf days...

Recommended books:

Stories:
"Lights Along the Path", Rebecca Schacht
One Hundred and One Jewish Read-Aloud Stories, Barbara Goldin
"Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales", Howard Schwartz
"Stories for Children", Isaac Bashevis Singer

Songs:
100 First Songs - available here

Cookbooks:
The Book of New Israeli Food", by Janna Gur
Spice and Spirit: The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook

For parents:
"This is My G-d", Herman Wouk
"Towards a Meaningful Life", Simon Jacobson
"Planting and Building in Education: Raising a Jewish Child", Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe
"Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar", by Alan Morinis (Mussar is Jewish Inner Work!)

Parsha/Tanach/Prayer for Children:
The Artscroll Children's Siddur
"Round and Round the Jewish Year" - the pictures are horrible as is the case with most of the Jewish children's books, but this is the best book of Jewish holidays I've seen - best to be viewed only by the parents and then stories modified and *told*
We use a combination of this series (My First Parsha Reader) and the Chabad.org site for the weekly Parsha (Torah portion)
This is a very simple Chumash, good for kids who know how to read or for parents to have a simple version with no pictures...
This looks like it could be a great set to get

Great list of Jewish books, including a fantastic list of folk tales:
http://lchaimbooks.tripod.com/jewish-children-folktales.htm
FREE book! Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, by Gertrude Landa here
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Morning prayer (I put this to a pentatonic tune - I'm not particularly musical, so I'm sure it could be much better, but it works )

D - E G-A B-D-E-D
Mo-deh a-ni le-fa-ne-cha,
B-D E D-B-A
Me-lech chai v'ka-yam,
D-D-D-E-G A B-A-G A-B-D
She-he-che-zar-ta Bi Nish-ma-ti B'chem-la (pause before next line)
E-E D-B-A-G-E-D
Ra-ba E-mu-na-te-cha

Another cute way to sing this is to the tune of You Are My Sunshine:

Oh every morning,
When I’m through sleeping.
I open up my eyes and say,
"Thank you Hashem for my neshama,
And for giving me another day!"

O Modeh ani lefanacha,
Melech chai v'kayam,
Shehechezarta Bi Nishmati B'chemla
Raba Emunatecha

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Wash Hands (non bread)
Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands now.

Wash Hands (bread)
Netilat Yadaim, Netilat Yadaim, Netilat Yadaim achshav [Hebrew, same meaning as above]

Then the proper blessing over the food...
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Nightime - before falling asleep:
Cover your eyes with your right hand and sing:
Sh'ma Yis-ra-el, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, A-do-nai E-chad.
(Meaning: Hear, O Israel, the L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One.)

Whisper:
Ba-ruch sheim k'vod mal-chu-to l'o-lam va-ed.
(Meaning: Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.)

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Circle Verses:

COME CLOUDS
Bo'u ananim
Havu geshem la-ganim
Tif, tif, tipotai
Geshem, geshem lisdotai
La-shibolet, la-ilan
ve-la-perach ha-katan
she-ba-gan

Hine ananim
Havu geshem la-ganim
Tif, tif, tipotai
Geshem, geshem lisdotai
La-shibolet, la-ilan
ve-la-perach ha-katan
she-ba-gan.


Come, clouds
Bring rain to the gardens
Drip, drip, my little drops,
Rain, rain for my fields
For the grain and for the tree
and for the little flower
That's in the garden

Here are the clouds
Bring rain to the gardens
Drip, drip, my little drops,
Rain, rain for my fields
For the grain and for the tree
and for the little flower
That's in the garden.


LA KOVA SHELI

La kova shelie shalosh pinot,
Shalosh pinot la kova shelie.
Lu-ley hayu lo shalosh pinot,
Lo haya ze ha kova shelie.

My hat has three corners,
Three corners my hat has,
If it did not have three corners,
It would not be my hat.


YADAIM LAMALA (good as fingerplay)

yadayim lamala, al ha rosh,
al hactefayim
achad shtayim shalosh

hands in the air, on your head (put hands in air, then on head)
on your shoulders (put hands on shoulders)
one two three (clap, clap, clap)


HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES

Rosh, ketafaim, birkaim v'Etzba'ot;
birkaim v'Etzba'ot;
Rosh, ketafaim, birkaim v'Etzba'ot;
birkaim v'Etzba'ot;

Aynaim v’oznaim v’pey ve af.

Rosh, ketafaim, birkaim v'Etzba'ot;
birkaim v'Etzba'ot.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes

Eyes and Ears and Mouth and Nose
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and Toes


OOGA OOGA


Ooga ooga ooga
ba ma’agal nachuga
nistovev kol hayom
ad asher nimtza makom
la’shevet, la’kum
la’shevet v' la’kum

Cake, cake, cake (I think it must have started as a birthday party song )
We celebrate in a circle
We go in a circle all day long
Till we come back to our places
Sit, stand
Sit, stand
Sit and stand.


Many more Circle-worthy songs/verses in the 100 First Songs book