Connecting with Israel

Since 8th graders trip to  Israel was canceled, we surprised them in zoom with the Shin shin and Former classmates – the Shlichot daughters, Neta Zehavi and Stav Weishbauss.

It was exciting and interesting to see Omer’s Kibutz next to the Kinneret, and learn about  Neta and Stav’s experience during the Corona days in Israel. 

 

 

     

 

 

Gev. Ishak

Yom HaShoa

 

This is my grandfather, Reuven Cohen. He is 90 and he is a holocaust survivor.

Today we honor the heroism of survivors and commemorate the six millions Jews, who perished in the Holocaust.

In Hebrew we learned the word , זוכרת/זוכר – remember, and talked about our commitment and oath to remember and never forget what happened in the Shoa.

Please watch this presentation of 6-8th grade students. Presentation

 

Gev. Ishak

Purim

Hello,

Purim is one of the most fun holidays.

In 5th grade we learnt how to use infinitives in Hebrew and every student wrote what he likes to do on Purim :I like to read the Megilah –  אני אוהב לקרוא במגילת אסתר

I like to eat hamentasch, אני אוהב לאכול אזני המן

I like to wear costumes… אני אוהב להתחפש.

     

     

 

     

 

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Gev. Ishak

 

 

 

Celebrating Tu Bishavt

Today we celebrated To Bishvat in Hebrew class. We made a fruit salad together (Thank you for sending the fruits!), played Kahoot and talked about the metaphor of fruit salad as a multi cultural and accepting society; Just like in fruit salad, we can maintain our identity while being a part of a community based on variety of identities.

 

             

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Gev. Ishak

 

Jerusalem Project

In 6th grade we had a unit about Jerusalem. We learned that Jerusalem is the religious and historical epicenter of the world  since it is  holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians – over one-third of all the people on earth. Jerusalem is as unique as she is special. Beyond her religious and historic significance, Jerusalem is the capital of modern-day Israel and an advanced, dynamic city.

After reading informative texts, practicing dialogues, “visiting” the market and learning the vocabulary, the students designed a  street in Jerusalem and presented  it in class. It had to combine historic and modern aspects of Jerusalem.

They students worked hard, showed creativity and could express themselves in Hebrew.

                       

 

 

 

Gev. Ishak

Yom Ha’Ivrit – Hebrew Language Day

Today we celebrated Yom H’Ivrit. Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew.

The revival of the Hebrew language is an extraordinary story, unparalleled in history. A language with roots dating back more than 3,000 years, it was brought back to life after centuries during which it effectively lay dormant, and it’s now flourishing in the 21st century.
We talked about  Eliezer Ben Yehuda and his vision, played Hebrew games, talked about onomatopoeia in Hebrew, sign a poster that says “גם אני מדבר עברית” – which means “I speak Hebrew too” and chose their favorite Hebrew word.
The new Hebrew –  העברית החדשה
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG8z5GpOazc
Shabbat Shalom,
Gev. Ishak

Hebrew updates

We have started a unit about Jerusalem and we learn about this special city by using adjectives and new vocabulary.

The students had to choose a paragraph and teach the whole class about a different street in Jerusalem. They had to plan an activity  in order to teach new words and check how well we understood the text.

 

Today we celebrated Yom H’Ivrit. Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew.

The revival of the Hebrew language is an extraordinary story, unparalleled in history. A language with roots dating back more than 3,000 years, it was brought back to life after centuries during which it effectively lay dormant, and it’s now flourishing in the 21st century.
We talked about  Eliezer Ben Yehuda and his vision, played Hebrew games, talked about onomatopoeia in Hebrew, sign a poster that says “גם אני מדבר עברית” – which means “I speak Hebrew too”. The students got a book mark and then chose their favorite Hebrew word:
מרגיש margish (feel), שקשוקה shakshuka, מכונית mechonit (car), פקק pkak (cork), כלב kelev (dog), כן ken (yes), שום דבר shum davar (nothing).
               
Shabbat Shalom,
Gev. Ishak