Here is my class update:
Hello families! It was great to see the students after a two week break. We started off our class by doing a community builder called “No way! Me too!” Ask you student how to say this in Hebrew. Then after Hebrew and music, we investigated the southern part of Israel. We specifically learned about the Dead Sea and used these three big questions to guide our investigations: (1) What is it called the Dead Sea? (2) Why is the Dead Sea special? (3) What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? After reading some brief background knowledge on the Dead Sea, we took a look at some neat fun facts about the Dead Sea. We also looked closely at one Israeli artist’s work, Sigalit Landau, who used the salinity of the Dead Sea to transform a gown. But we also looked at the drastic changes happening to the Dead Sea due to change in environment and commercialism. Lastly, the students used primary and secondary resources to learn about the Dead Sea scrolls and make connections between these ancient texts and the values of Judaism today.
Also, please save the date for our really exciting Shabbat service and dinner event happening on Friday, March 9th. The event starts at 6:00 and is located at The Women’s Club in Newton Highlands - 72 Columbus St. Newton. Our class will be in charge of leading the Ein Keloheinu אֱין כֱּאלֹהֱינוּ, prayer. If you would like to practice singing this prayer at home, here is a link that you can use to help get the tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V0LVzea11E
We will also be making art and posters for this event. We hope you and your children can come!