Boker Tov (Good morning)!

Week 2 was a great one, with students continuing to settle into Hebrew School while already developing their Hebrew language skills!

A note from Morah Tamar:

“This week we started enjoying the book “Shalom” (“hi” “peace” “goodbye”).
We traced the letters, and some of us wrote “Shalom Kita Alef” (Hello First Grade).
We sang a new song to teach us these words – “Shalom, Shalom Kita Alef.  Shalom, Shalom Kita Alef. Ah Ah Ah Alef, Ah Ah Ah Alef. Shalom, Shalom Kita Alef.”

Please ask your child to sing it to you as it is a very catchy song and they all know it!

We also practiced our new words, lashevet (sit) and lakum (stand) that we learned last week.
We had a great time together with a lot of learning!

-Morah Tamar”

We also began our study of parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion.  This week we read from Ki Tavo.  We focused on one section of the parashah, in which we read that the Israelites must bring the first fruits of the land as gifts to God, bikkurim, to thank God for taking them out of Egypt and bringing them into the land of Israel.  We discussed why it was that the Israelites were told to bring their first fruits – the importance of the gift being significant in some way – the best, the ripest, the freshest, the most valuable.  We considered the value of saying thank you to God for things we are grateful for in our every day lives.

Ask you children:

  • What are you thankful for?
  • How can you show God you are thankful?  With a gift? With our actions?
  • If you were to give a gift to God, what would it be?

Shabbat Shalom!