Shalom Sesame
Air date January 11, 2011
Sponsors Kuf, Kaf, Shmoneh esreh
Shalom 5

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The cast is inside "Shoshana's Place," watching as a windy storm blows everything around Rechov Sumsum. When the wind dies down, the cast goes outside to see the street very messy. They decide to help clean and fix up the street together. Kobi mentions that helping each other is called Mitzvah. Moishe Oofnik cannot stand to watch the street become clean again.
Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
Film Kids talk about what Mitzvah is.
Muppets Mitzvah: Impossible: Agent Grover performs a "mitzvah mission" and brings a sick Avigile some soup.
Animation The Hebrew Calendar - the month of Cheshvan.


SCENE 2 Brosh, Avigail, and Lemlem work together to clean up the trash off the street, while Kobi and Shoshana fix the street sign. Then Brosh decides to bring the trash to Moishe Oofnik to have. Lemlem says that doing something nice for others is a Mitzvah too. As Lemlem and Brosh go off to give the trash to Moishe, Avigail hears a meowing sound and see a chatulah (cat) sitting on a wall all alone. Avigail decides to take care of the cat since it is lost. As Lemlem and Brosh give the trash to Moishe, Moishe decides that Mitzvah is good for Oofniks after all.
SCENE 2 cont'd Grover is hurrying on his way to his friend, Mikey’s bar mitzvah.
Film Mikey talks about traveling from New York to Jerusalem to celebrate his bar mitzvah at the Kotel.
SCENE 2 cont'd Grover congratulates Mikey on his bar mitzvah.
Muppets The Number of the Day: 18
A jumping number 18 arrives as the Number of the Day.
Film Kid mural painting 18.
SCENE 3 Lemlem and Brosh find Avigail giving some water for the cat to drink. Brosh notices a collar around the cat with a phone number on it and Lemlem goes off to call the number. Later, she comes back saying the owner of the cat is named Muhammad, and he is coming to get his cat. Lemlem tells Avigail that returning something that is lost is another important Mitzvah.
Film Yonatan talks about how he volunteers every Wednesday at the zoo in Jerusalem. He helps take care of the elephants.
Film Video montage of Items associated with Mitzvah.
Cartoon Words that start with Kuf.
SCENE 4 After feeling good of all the things they did today, the cast sings “Tikkun Olam”, which means "repair the world."
Cartoon A story about the two great rabbis, Hillel and Shammai, who loved to study and sometimes disagreed. This story is about their most famous disagreement and about being good to one another.
Cartoon Words that start with Kaf.
Celebrity Matisyahu demonstrates how to beatbox for Moishe and they perform "Hava Nagila."
Muppets Postcard from Grover
Grover show us places to visit in Jerusalem.
Closing The sponsors are announced.

DVD Bonus

  • Grover's Sing-A-Long: "Tikkun Olam"

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