Ellen and Peter Allard

Sh'lach L'cha for Tots

D'Var Torah By: Ellen and Peter Allard

But the notables who had gone up with him said, "We cannot attack that people, for it is stronger than we." Thus they spread calumnies among the Israelites about the land they had scouted, saying, "The country that we traversed and scouted is one that devours its settlers. All the...

Pinchas for Tots

D'Var Torah By: Ellen and Peter Allard

The daughters of Zelophehad…came forward. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the chieftains, and the whole assembly, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and they said, "Our father died in the wilderness. He was not...

Naso for Tots

D'Var Torah By: Ellen and Peter Allard

In this parashah , the Hebrew word " naso ," as it relates to taking a census of our family members, can suggest that not only are we counting our family members but also telling about them as well.

Matot/Mas'-ei for Tots

D'Var Torah By: Ellen and Peter Allard

In this double portion, there is a lot of focus on building and community development. Here are some questions and ideas for discussions with young children.

Korach for Tots

D'Var Torah By: Ellen and Peter Allard

Included in the Book of Numbers is the story of Korach and his followers, Dathan and Abiran, who lead a revolt against Moses and Aaron. While still wandering in the desert, these rebels question Moses' and Aaron's authority. They are unwilling to listen any longer to instructions, and they clearly...