It was so wonderful to meet you and your children this morning at Sunday School. Your children are a delight, and I believe we’ll have a fantastic year together.
We began the morning with a bit of Hebrew learning, focusing on the letter Shin. The key words that begin with Shin are Shabbat, Shofar and Shalom. Along with this letter we learned two vowels which sound out as “ah”. Your child received our textbook entitled “Tiyulim”. For this week the homework is to study chapter one (on pages 3 through 5 in the book). If you are new to Hebrew or you learned to read some time ago, this is a great opportunity for you as a parent. Tiyulim is an accessible text, and many parents have learned Hebrew reading along with their children using the book’s methodology. Just 5 minutes a few times a week and you will be Hebrew readers! If your child was absent or had to leave early, have no worries. We will review each week and I have a textbook for your child.
We learn Hebrew vocabulary in Sunday School. Today we learned the following:
Tapuach (apple), Geshem (rain), Ani Poe (I’m here), and B’Vackasha (please).
I told a story with props called “Hannah and her Shabbat Dress”. We read a book entitled “The Tale of Meshka the Kvetvch” by Carol Chapman. The story is hilarious, and it also has a meaningful message. Please ask your child to retell our stories.
We celebrated Havdallah, the ceremony which marks the division between Shabbat and the work week. We then wished one another a “Shavuah Tov” (a good week).
Thank you so much for bringing your remarkable children to our beloved Sunday School for Jewish Studies. It will be a blessing to go through the cycle of the year with you in our family.