Today in grade seven, students explored their thoughts, beliefs and questions about G-d as a part of their Torah studies. Students shared their initial thoughts and questions about G-d, which included "G-d is oxygen", "G-d created mother nature, mother nature created nature and nature created us", and " G-d retired... G-d rested on the seventh day, but then kept resting and we (are in charge) of the good things and the bad things in the world". Students learned that you do not need to believe in G-d to be a Jew, that some Jews have many questions about G-d and they learned five ways of understanding G-d in Jewish thought across many centuries. At the end of class, the teens used drawing to express their feelings about, questions or beliefs or in abstract form their reactions to our discussion about G-d.
One question you could ask your child is what are your thoughts about G-d?
In Hebrew class, grade six and seven students sang the alef bet song and made syllables with the look alike letters bet and vet using playdough. Students created a simple homework page to practice reading at home three times in the week ahead.
Have a nice week!