Hi families! This Sunday, we started off the morning by doing a “I am thankful for…” activity because of Thanksgiving. We discussed how in Judaism each day when we wake up we say the nisim b’chol yom, the blessings of the every day. This is how we give our thanks to God, the life we have, and the world around us. When we give thanks, we recognize the holy potential of our world and bring more of it into people’s lives. So as Jews, it’s important we give thanks in order to recognize the holy potential of the world we live in.
During Hebrew, the students in my Hebrew group continued to review the letters and vowels. We did a couple of speed rounds using flashcards and the students had a fun time with this game. They also used teamwork to identify which Hebrew letters have final letters. It was great to see them working and learning from each other.
After music and snack, we read about the consecration ceremony and the importance of the Torah. We also learned about the city of Tel-Aviv Jaffa and explored the theme of Israel being a combination of old and new things. As a class we compared and contrasted the two parts of this city, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, and how they fit together.