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SHABBAT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT

 

Students in grades Gimel (3rd) through Zayin (7th) receive  credit for attending Shabbat services throughout the school year.

 

Kitah Vav (6th): 10 Shabbat services

 

February 11, 2024

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February 4, 2024

No updates provided. To find out what your children are learning in B'nai Mitzvah Basics please reach to Judaic Studies.

For Judaic studies, please contact Alex Olinger.

January 28, 2024

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January 21, 2024

No updates have been provided. Please reach out to Alex Olinger for an update on Judaic Studies and Cantor Lissek for updates on B'nai Mitzvah Basics.

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January 7, 2024

No updates have been provided. Please reach out to Alex Olinger for an update on Judaic Studies and Cantor Lissek for updates on B'nai Mitzvah Basics.

December 10

Students prepared for their Class Shabbat Celebration, which is taking place this Shabbat, 12/16.

December 3, 2023

Judaic Studies

In preparation for the Vav Class Shabbat on December 16th, we studied two prayers for the State of Israel.  One prayer comes from our Siddur and we recite it every Shabbat.  The second prayer was written during a previous conflict in Gaza and reflects the pain felt by Israelis at that moment.  The class will be working on their own prayers for Israel, which we will share with the congregation at the class Shabbat.  Student will consider three things in writing their prayers:

  1. What are you feeling right now?
  2. What are you asking God for?
  3. What do we need to do to make our prayers come true besides asking God?

 

 

Contact Cantor Lissek for updates on B'nai Mitzvah Basics

Contact Rabbi Wolk for updates on Judaic Studies 

October 15, 2023

The Vav class spent time talking with Rabbi Wolk, Alan, and AJ about the situation in Israel. Students had a chance to share their feelings and ask questions.

May 7, 2023

 This past week in Kitah Vav we talked about the portrayal of Jews in media as well as famous Jews. 

April 30, 2023

This week in Kitah Vav we talked about self care and how it relates back to Judaism. We also talked about what it means to be a community. 

April 23, 2023

This week in Kitah Vav we talked about Israel and Yom Ha’atzmaut. We talked about the importance of Israel to us as Jews. We played a review game on blooket. Next week we will continue our study of our Jewish identities. 

March 19, 2023

Judaic Studies:

Last Sunday we wrote our “Passover survival guides”. This was a pamphlet created by your kids. The pamphlet explained from their perspective the most effective way for someone who has never been to a Seder to “survive” it. During the next few sessions we will be doing a deep dive on the Exodus story and comparing it to the movie Prince of Egypt. 

March 12, 2023

This week in Kitah Vav we talked about Passover. We also played blooket which is an online review game. Next week we will continue our study of Jewish Identity and how it differs from person to person. 

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February 26, 2023

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to come to our grade level family education program. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and getting to know everyone. I hope you enjoyed our program about the journeys your children will be taking as they approach their big day. Thank you. 

February 12, 2023

This week in Kitah Vav we continued our study of our Jewish identities. We focused on our Hebrew names and how we name people and what our names mean. 

February 5, 2023

Tu’ Bshvat is an opportunity to recognize the importance of trees in our lives. Through structural engineering and shelter, protection from the elements of nature, or the provision of food and other resources; we need trees. It actuals clearly stated in the Torah that we should not even burn and destroy trees during times of war, unless they are non-fruit bearing trees. Further more, we are instructed to not consume any fruit or products of the tree for the first three years, to allow the tree to grow most effectively. Ask your child how they recognize the importance of trees and what they can do to help ensure trees develop healthy.

January 29, 2023

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This week in Kitah Vav we talked about our personal Jewish identities. We wrote “I am” poems about being Jewish. We talked about how our Jewish identity changes as we change and how it grows with us. 

January 22, 2023

This week in Kitah Vav we talked about Zionism and how as Jews we are compelled to defend the right of Israel to exist as both a Jewish and democratic state. 

January 8, 2023

Judaic Studies

This past week in Kitah Vav we came up with expectations and a B’rit Kehillah for our class. This was my first week with the class so we spent time getting to know each other and setting classroom expectations for the rest of the year. As a class we developed S.C.O.O.P.  This is our acronym that reminds us of our expectations. 

S.C.O.O.P. stands for -

respect for SELF

respect for CULTURES

respect for OTHERS

respect for OPINIONS

respect for PROPERTY

I look forward to seeing everyone next week! Reminder – NO SCHOOL on January 15 

Hebrew

Tuesday Vav students continued working in their Mitkadem binders. Some students completed their unit on the Friday night Kiddush where they learned that the Kiddush is recited as we make Shabbat a holy time and that the prayer recalls the creation of the world and the exodus from Egypt. Other students are working on the blessings for an Aliyah to the Torah where they are reflecting on what it means that God chose the Jewish people to receive the Torah and putting the acts of the Torah service in chronological order.

Wednesday Vav students started a new conversational Hebrew reading curriculum which will supplement their Mitkadem activities. They learned how to introduce themselves and state where they are from in Hebrew. They enjoyed learning by reading a Hebrew play about four people that meet in the airport on their way to Israel. 

Wednesday Vav students (in Margaret’s class) started a new conversational Hebrew reading curriculum which will supplement their Mitkadem activities. They learned how to introduce themselves and state where they are from in Hebrew. They enjoyed learning by reading a Hebrew play about four people that meet in the airport on their way to Israel. 

December 11, 2022

Students finished preparing for their upcoming Class shabbat this Shabbat morning by studied the weekly Torah portion. Please arrive at 8:45am so your child/ren have time to rehearse with Cantor Lissek and the pianist.

 

December 4, 2022

Students began working on the Torah portion which they will be speaking about at their upcoming Class Shabbat Celebration on December 17. Looking forward to celebrating the first Class Shabbat Celebration of the year with you and your children.

 

November 20, 2022

This week we returned to studying the weekly Torah portion, parashat Toldot. Students discussed the story and added their own unique perspectives to the class discussion.

November 13, 2022

This past week, the students took a break from learning about the weekly parasha. Since there have been recent antisemitic incidents in some of the surrounding schools, we wanted students to have a safe space to share their feelings and ask questions. The staff and clergy at TI and TIRS are always available to talk with you or your children about issues which are on your mind.

November 6, 2022

This week the class focused on parshat Vayera. Students practiced looking through the chumash to find different parshiot (weekly Torah portions). They learned how to find the weekly parasha, the chapter and verse which in the chumash. The rest of the class was spent talking about Parashat Vayera, which led to discussions about Akeidat Yitzchak and kashrut.

 

October 30, 2022

The class studied the weekly parasha Lech Lecha. Students learned how to find a Torah portion by looking up the book, chapter and verse given to them. Students looked at the different promises God made to Avram and talked about the journey Avram was embarking on.

October 23, 2022

Last Sunday we continued our study of the stories in the book of Bereshit by looking at the story of Noah and the ark.  We discussed whether Noah was a good person in the context of his time and we looked at the Seven Noahide Laws that God gave his descendants to help them build a better world after the flood.

 

 

October 16, 2022

This week the class began our study of the Torah portions in Bereshit.  We learned about how God created each person as a unique individual and studied a Hasidic teaching that advises us to balance our pride and our humility.

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