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My Favorite T’filah by Noah, 5th Grade

My favorite t’filah is the Amidah.  The reason for this is that basically the whole prayer is about the Jewish forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which I find very interesting.  I also find the foremothers interesting because of their background stories. One of my favorite stories above all is the ...

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Friday Letter – K-2 Class – December 2, 2016

Boker Tov! This week, enjoy the attached Newsletter from Morah Tamar about all that your children have learned this month.  I am also forwarding along my note from Tuesday, with the page of reading the students worked on this week, so you can continue practicing over the weekend! In t’filah, we ...

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Friday Letter – 3-5 Class – December 2, 2016

Boker Tov!   A note from Morah Alyssa: “This week, we moved into the next phase of our Hanukkah studies. On Monday, we listened to the song “My Menorah” by Schlock Rock to link the Hanukkiah and menorah. Then, we compared and contrasted the menorah (the 7-branched candelabra that is the ...

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Tuesday Letter – K-2 Class – November 22, 2016

Boker Tov! This week, I’m writing a Tuesday letter, as this week is a short one! A note from Morah Tamar: “Last week, we learned how to write the letter Alef – using our new book “Ariot.” We also made an Alef out of paper – so we can “feel” the shape. From the book Shalom we now know – “Kita ...

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Tuesday Letter – 3-5 Class – November 22, 2016

Boker Tov!  This week, I’m writing a Tuesday letter instead of our usual Friday letter, as there is no school tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23rd) to allow for travel time before Thanksgiving. A note from Morah Alyssa: “Today, we wrapped up our section of the Hannukkah unit that deals with things we want to preserve and share ...

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Friday Letter – 3-5 Class – November 18, 2016

Boker Tov (good morning)! A note from Morah Alyssa: “This week, we started learning about Hanukkah while continuing our Hebrew instruction. In this unit, we will study the importance of preserving Jewish identity.  To begin considering this matter, we explored the notion of preserving aspects of our modern lives. To do this, we worked on ...

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Friday Letter – 3-5 Class – November 11, 2016

Boker Tov (Good morning)! A note from Morah Alyssa: “Hi everyone, This week was the second week of our intensive Hebrew mini-unit. We divided into two groups again to practice reading, and we did some fun body activities all together. In my group, we added a few new letters (mem, dalet, resh, ...

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Friday Letter – K-2 Class – November 11, 2016

Boker Tov (Good morning)! A note from Morah Tamar: “Shalom, This week, the students worked on writing their names in Hebrew, both in marker, and with Wikki Stix – fun, mold-able plastic sticks. Each of the children had a turn saying “Ani ________”( I am their name) “Ani Bakita” ( I am in ...

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Friday Letter – 3-5 Class – November 4, 2016

Boker Tov (Good morning)! It is a delight to be back in the swing of things, with regular Monday/Wednesday classes back in action! Our first full week of school since September was great, as students jumped easily and eagerly back into learning. A note from Morah Alyssa: “Welcome back to ...

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