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First day of TIRS is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11!

Judaic Studies

Gimel Families,

It was so wonderful to meet your children, my amazing Gimel students, this past Sunday.  We had a great time getting to know each other and sharing what each hoped we would learn this year.  The class then decided on what the rules for our class would be so we could meet our goals and have the best time each week.  Our lesson this week was on the upcoming Rosh Hashanah High Holiday.  They shared all they know about Rosh Hashanah – and it was a lot!!   We talked about the New Year, what priorities mean and how this is a perfect time to check in with ourselves to see if our actions are in line with the priorities we have set for the New Year.  

With all of the above knowledge in our back pocket, our project this week was “New Ways for the New Year.”  We talked about what it means to establish priorities and how they relate to Rosh Hashanah.  Each student had a list of priorities with additional blank boxes so they could add their own as well.  They then arranged their priorities in order with the most important one, to them, on the top.  They didn’t have to share their priorities if they chose not to and found that after some thought – many changed the order of what they felt were the most important.  We agreed that this is a great way to check in with ourselves again in a month, six months or anytime we want to see if our priorities are the same and what we can do to be the best we can be.  Please ask your child about this insightful project. 

Next week we will be discussing Yom Kippur, what it means and how it relates directly to each student.  I cannot wait for your children to share all they learn with you!

Shabbat Shalom and see you Sunday! 

Morah Ilene


Shalom Gimel Parents,

What a wonderful first week! We came up with our Hebrew classroom rules, got to know one another including our wonderful Madrichim, Rachel and Jake. We also spent some time assessing where each student is, so we have a good baseline of where to start. Finally, we introduced the letter Shin, and the Shin vocabulary words Shalom & Shabbat, as well as the three vowels which make the Ah sound (Chataf, Kamatz, and Chataf-Patach).

Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Limor.


Mon, December 4 2023 21 Kislev 5784