This past Sunday we had a lot of fun with our second graders and their families during Family Day. Together, we learned all about the holiday of Purim.
Over the past few weeks, Miriam’s fifth grade Hebrew enrichment class has been studying the prayers יוצר אור and מעריב ערבים, Yotzer Or and Ma’ariv Aravim. Here’s some of what they did.
The smartphone generation may not be so familiar with good ol’ fashioned postcards, but after their “virtual” trip to Jerusalem, Rina’s sixth graders took to postcard communication like fish to water (or… hummus to falafel?).
In addition to Saturday’s Tiyul: Shabbat B’yachad (TSBY) scavenger hunt, each team created their own original Jewish holiday they thought should be added to the calendar.
On Saturday at Tiyul: Shabbat B’yachad (TSBY) our students participated in our holiday challenge. Their first mission: To find all the holiday ritual objects hidden around Temple Isaiah.
Rina’s 6th grade students explored the festival of Tu B’Shvat (Birthday of the Trees) by working in chevruta (studying pairs) on questions provided by their teacher.
When the Kindergarten students learned about the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim, visiting (or bringing comfort to ) someone who is sick, they were given the opportunity to make a special gift for our friend and staff member, Michelle Werier.
Assistant Director Carla Kopf shares news from the third day of our teen service learning trip to New Orleans.
Assistant Director Carla Kopf shares news from the second day of our teen service learning trip to New Orleans.
Assistant Director Carla Kopf shares news from the first day of our teen service learning trip to New Orleans.
Our kindergartners celebrated Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees, in the Temple’s Donna Gross Garden.
This week in Aliza’s second grade Tuesday class, we learned more about Israel, Israeli kids, and Israeli food. Yum!
A tree’s longevity reminds us to stay focused on the long-term. That’s the Jewish definition of legacy, and the real message of Tu B’shvat.