This year’s Passover will feel… different. Here are some ideas to make sure it feels meaningful, educational and FUN! Order of the seder gameboard: make your own game board and game pieces! Here’s some inspiration. Plan your own seder: This link has everything you need to plan an awesome seder! Bingo for seder: seems like […]
Seventh and eighth graders heard from Shay Pilnik from HERC and Tzipi Altman-Shafer from the Coalition from the Coalition for Jewish Learning about the history of German Jewry. This is part of a program called Repairing the Glass. Next, they will hear from a second generation survivor of Kristallnacht, and then will make videos of […]
Fourth graders are preparing for Yom Kippur by learning about Teshuva. They learned about the 3 necessary steps: Name what you did wrong Show genuine regret Ask for forgiveness Students then had a lot of fun acting out short plays to show that they understood the process of teshuva. We also read the Book of […]
We learned from Rabbi Shari this week, and now we have a lot to review! Check our this quizlet link to practice vocabulary. https://quizlet.com/jhonigman8/folders/4th-jewish-studies
We used our minds and our hands today! First we made challah together. Before we did the activity, we discussed how making challah was a fun component of being Jewish and might even be an answer to our driving question for the capstone project, “Who am I in the world as Jew, a citizen and […]
Dear Fourth Grade Parents, I am so excited to be your child’s Jewish Studies teacher this year! We have already jumped into our first unit which is based on the driving question: how do Jewish rituals make lifecycle events special? Our learning will culminate in a mock wedding for Gev. Denny and her soon-to-be husband […]
Sixth graders are working with Adon Kaufman to build sukkah models. Next year, they will be all ready to start building the sukkah when they start the school year. After studying Jewish law and proper building code, students are ready to design their own models and advocate for why their idea is the best.
The jury is out. They have decided that King Shaul is….. FIT TO BE KING! Both sides argued their cases beautifully, in a text-based approach. Please check your students’ blogs for their reflections on this experience and their perceptions of what it really takes to be the leader of the Jewish people.
Chai Point staff: “Wow, your kids bring so much energy! We love having them here.” Shabbat Shalom, all!
Jewish Literacy. We all agree it is important. How do we get there? Sixth and seventh graders are working on their Jewish literacy skills. This includes translation of source texts, looking at traditional commentary, and figuring out for themselves what it means. Sixth graders are focusing on mishna (Sukkot) and seventh graders are focusing on […]