In Hebrew, we reviewed the letters in the Aleph Bet and the vowels. We then read and sang the first three lines of the Ein Keloheinu prayer. We will continue to work on this prayer until the Spring. We ended Hebrew by playing bingo!
Here are some resources to use at home if your student would like to practice (this is optional).
(1) The Aleph Bet song:
(2) The vowels chart in your student's folder!
(3) The Ein Keloheinu prayer is one of the two prayers 5th will learn this year. Later this year, 5th grade will be responsible to lead this prayer in a Shabbat service. Your student can practice singing along with this video.
While we ate snack, we talked about one of the very first milestones in one's Jewish life cycle: the consecration ceremony. Students learned that this ceremony marks the beginning of formal Jewish study. We compared this milestone to things that we all learned when we were younger that set the foundation for us, i.e. reading, walking, swimming, tying our shoe laces. These examples set us up to our more advanced learning now just like the consecration ceremony sets the precedent for our Jewish learning.
Right before music, the 5th grade visited each classroom to explain and hand out flyers for The Chanukiot Competition. The 5th grade will be responsible for organizing and setting up this school wide competition which will take place on Sunday, December 9th. This is an optional, fun activity all students can do at home to make their own chanukiah! We encourage everyone to be as creative as possible and try to use every day objects to make one. Ask your student if they're interested in making a chanukiah!
After music, we continued learning about Jerusalem, but this week we focused on the New City. Students read and did research on one of these places in the New City and then created their own postcards of these places.
- Montefiore’s Windmill
- Israel Museum
- Shrine of the Book
-Tisch Gardens Biblical Zoo
- Mount Herztel
- Gan Hapa’amon Park
These postcards were a great way for the students to imagine what it is like at these places and write about them too!
Please bring in tzedakah if you can and are able to! On Tu BiShvat (Jan 20) the 5th grade will collect tzedakah from the whole Sunday School and donate it to the Jewish National Fund.
There is no school next Sunday (11/25) due to Thanksgiving. I will see you all on Sunday, December 2nd! Have a great break!