Barnert Temple

First we took them on a guided visualization which we call an imagination journey and then they drew and talked about what they experienced and would bring

to a Gan Shalom.

I have put an audio recording of the song and the lyrics at the bottom for the students and their parents to listen to and practice!

The Students at Barnert came up with some great ideas for the song and mural! The theme was a Gan Shalom (a garden of peace) and Mitzvot.  We used the metaphor of a seed as a Mitzvah and that over time when you plant them, they will each grow into a larger garden.  We also made sure to include a lot of the plants and vegetables that are grown in Barnert's sustainable garden.

On the next day they drew their images on the wall and learned the song that Scott wrote based on all of their ideas.  One of the drawings was of a person sleeping and dreaming of a more peaceful world.  This ended up inspiring the chorus:

"When I go to sleep I like to dream that everyone has all they need our Gan Shalom where all are free come with me."

We ended up putting the image of the person dreaming on the wall around the corner from the main wall.  We like the idea that the main wall is what the person is dreaming of.

 

 

 

Gan Shalom

 

 

 

In the garden we have everything we need

 

 

Onions, garlic, tomatoes and snap peas

 

 

Cucumbers, potatoes, asparagus and celery

 

 

Broccoli, spinach, cauliflower and even beets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can learn and watch them as they start to grow

 

 

From a seed to a stem they start out slow

 

 

Soon there are leaves and vegetables for everyone to eat

 

 

In our Gan Shalom we have everything we need

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we work to plant a Mitzvah everyday

 

 

In the kind things that we do and that we say

 

 

And like a breeze our deeds will spread out to everyone

 

 

Cause peace touches all like the light of sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus:

 

 

When I go to sleep I like to dream

 

 

Of a place where all are free

 

 

And everyone has all they need

 

 

Come with me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like Moses we are courageous and are brave

 

 

And we’ll try to make the world a better place

 

 

All living things want to live together in harmony

 

 

We respect the animals, the land, the people, plants and trees

 

 

 

 

Chorus:

 

 

When I go to sleep I like to dream

 

 

That everyone has all they need

 

 

Our Gan shalom where all are free

 

 

Come with me

 

 

Come with me

 

 

 

 

Blues ending(to the tune of Johnny be Goode):

 

 

We pray every day and we pray every night

 

 

In our Gan Shalom We’re going do it right

 

 

We catch water in a cage for rain

 

 

And we save it for a rainy day

 

 

Our compost pile aims to impressIt almost never is a stinky mess

 

 

Go GO - Go Gan shalom Go

 

 

Go Gan shalom Go

 

 

Go Gan shalom Go

 

 

Go Gan shalom Go

 

 

Gan Shalom

 

 

 

 

I was also asked by one student to put the chords of the song up so he could play and practice it on his instrument at home!

 

Verse:

          A                                               A

In the garden we have everything we need

A                                                     A

Onions, garlic, tomatoes and snap peas

D                                                          A

Cucumbers, potatoes, asparagus and celery

E                                          D               A

Broccoli, spinach, cauliflower and even beets

 

 

 

Chorus:

            D      E         A        D

When I go to sleep I like to dream

D    E                  A         D

Of a place where all are free

D             E           A           D

And everyone has all they need

D      E      A

Come with me

For more information about the Peace Garden Song and Mural Project, please call 973-634-3378 or E-mail: jennifer@princessmoxie.org