education – 1st and 2nd grade

Today in class we worked on:
5/15-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in Shira (music) with the 3rd grade classroom with Morah Ari and with our own Luke playing guitar.
3. Students read and worked on activities in their book that have not been finished. We started to discuss the Hebrew vowels and Final Letters.
4. Students learned and read in their BJL pamphlets about the Jewish holiday Shavuot. We also learned the importance about Jewish traveling and opportunity to learn about Jewish activities in the summer time.
5. We read the book, Picnic at Camp Shalom, By Jacqueline Jules.
6. We enjoyed being in a special T’Fillah (prayer) with the rest of the classrooms and with Rabbi Bellows, Morah Ari, and Rabbi Prass.
8. Lihitraot (good-bye)! Have a fun and great summer! See you all next year!

Today in class we worked on:
5/8-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in Shira (music) with the 3rd grade classroom.
3. Discussed and made new flashcards to create words in sentences.
4. Students read and worked on activities in their book that have not been finished.
5. Students learned and read in their BJL pamphlets about Lifetime of Study. We learn we never stop reading the Torah. We never stop learning and studying from it.
6. Students worked on a Special Mother’s Day Hebrew project. I hope you enjoy them.
7. We enjoyed being in a special T’Fillah (prayer) with the rest of the classrooms and with Rabbi Bellows, Rabbi Prass, and Morah Ari. We also honored all parents. The 2nd Graders participated in an Olim Ceremony.
8. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/8-
Please remember to bring in your Tzedukah!

Today in class we worked on:
5/1-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd, 4th, and 6th graders with Rabbi Bellows and Morah Ari. At the end of the t’fillah Morah Ari led us in several songs for Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day).
3. Discussed and made New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter “AYIN and “saying sound is “silent” (Hebrew hint-looks like a long slanted Y).
4. Students read and worked on activities in book pages 73-75.
5. Students learned and red in their BJL pamphlets about other Jews around the world. The meaning of “Kehillah” the Hebrew word for community, synagogue for a place to gather together.
6. Students played “Hebrew Four-corners” to review all the letters and vowels with their “saying sounds”. Plus, extra “day-of” surprise questions.
7. 1st – 3rd grade had Rekudei Am (Israeli Folk Dancing) led by Morah Ari for Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day).
8. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/1-
1. Please remember Tzedakah.

Today in class we worked on:
4/24-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
3. Students made their own Mezuzahs. They made a SHIN Hebrew letter on them and learned about the scroll inside of them. Hope you help them hang them up somewhere special.
4. Students read in our BJL pamphlets on the topic of Mezuzahs. The Jewish meaning of doorpost. That G-D will protect them. Learning the Shema prayer is inside the scroll.
5. Students walked around JCYS and were able to see all the different types Mezuzahs.
6. In place of Shira today, 1st – 3rd grade had an assembly with Rabbi Prass where we heard a song connected to the holocaust in commemoration of the upcoming Yom Hashoah, and a song about Israel in celebration of Israel’s upcoming birthday. We also had a chance to look at and choose cards about Israel which we found interesting.
7. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/24-
1. Please remember Tzedakah.

Today in class we worked on:
4/10-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
3. Students read the book Passover, by Alice K. Flanagan.
4. Students read in our BJL pamphlets on the Jewish holiday of Passover how we celebrate at home. It is very important to tell the story of how G-D took us out of slavery to freedom.
5. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd-grade class.
6. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/10-
1. Please remember Tzedakah.

Today in class we worked on:
4/3-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
3. Students creating a Hamsa art project. A sign of protection that also represents blessings, power and strength. They are bringing them home today to be hung in the house or bedroom.
4. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter TZADI and, “saying sound of “TS or TZ”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a fishing hook or plant”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson twenty.
5. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd-grade class.
6. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/3
1. Please remember Tzedakah.

Today in class we worked on:
3/13-
1) We began our day in our classroom with attendance, saying boker tov, and getting ready for Purim Sunday! It was so much fun seeing all the Purim costumes!
2) In class, our 1st – 2nd graders shared their Chesed Happenings for the week.
3) The entire school met for a t’fillah filled with Purim songs, seeing the real megillah, and having our madrichim lead us in a Purim Shpiel (play)
4) Then we broke into 3 rotations where we:
a. Made a dream catcher/fortune teller which helped us think about Queen Esther and how she handled the tough decision she was faced with. We then talked about how we handle tough situations.
b. Looked at the 4 traditional Purim Mitzvot and talked about ways to make them modern and we even made new Purim Mitzvot.
c. Had a Purim Sing Down, where we competed over who knew more songs with the Purim themes of: King/queen, happy, celebration, and more!
5) Then we all regathered in the atrium for more Purim Shira.
6) We ended the day gathering outside for the food truck. It was so nice to be in the sun, noshing, and enjoying Purim Sunday with each other.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/13-
1. There is Hebrew school this week.
2. Then we have Spring break from March 20 – 27.
3. Happy Purim

Today in class we worked on:
3/6-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Prass.
3. Students read in our BJL pamphlets on the Jewish holiday of Purim and how we celebrate at home. The entertaining holiday that we remember the Jews during Persia times and about Queen Esther.
4. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter TET and, “saying sound of “T”. (Hebrew hint-“the top is open on the top”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson nineteen.
5. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd-grade class.
6. Show- Lego Purim Story on You Tube.
7. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/6-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
2/27-
1. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
2. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the rest of all the grade classes and with Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari. In addition, we enjoyed watching the 5th grade Faux Wedding Aufruf.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter KAF and, “saying sound of “K”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like the Hebrew letter BET but has a cough drop inside a mouth”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson eighteen.
4. We, along with all of 1st – 4th grade, enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the entire school together! We were singing Purim songs for the upcoming holiday which falls on March 16th – 17th.
5. Students made more Purim cards for CBA College Students!
6. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/27-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
2/20-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter RESH and, “saying sound of “R”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a backwards “r”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson seventeen.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd grade class!
5. Students were able to spend some time with Rabbi Bellows in the classroom. They asked many questions such as “do you have any pets” ?, and “ did you have to attend a school to learn how to be a Rabbi”? They had such an enjoyable time learning about Rabbi Bellows!
6. Students made Purim cards which will be sent to CBA members who are college students.
7. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo and other Hebrew games to help reinforce the Hebrew letters and their “saying sounds”.
8. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/20-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education (bring them in or scan your receipt on the app).

Today in class we worked on:
2/13-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Prass.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter HAY and, “saying sound of “H”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a door”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson sixteen.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd grade class!
5. Students watched https://youtu.be/_G7kVIrU1qs Youtube Havdalah clip.
6. Students learned about that on Saturday night, when the three stars are twinkling in the sky, Shabbat comes to a close with the Havdalah ceremony. Havdalah symbolizes the “return to work” from the celebration of Shabbat and involves blessings of thanks over wine, spices, and a braided candle.
7. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo and other Hebrew games to help reinforce the Hebrew letters and their “saying sounds”.
8. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/13-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
2/6-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter MEM and, “saying sound of “M”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a man on the mountain” the man we can refer to is Moses receiving the Ten Commandments). We worked in our book with related pages lesson fifteen.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd grade class!
5. Students were read the book What are the Ten Commandments? by Yona Zeldis McDonough and shown pictures from JPS Illustrated Children’s Bible by retold by Ellen Frankel .
6. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo and other Hebrew games to help reinforce the Hebrew letters and their “saying sounds”.
7. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/6-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
1/30-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Bellows.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter YUD and, “saying sound of “Y”. (Hebrew hint-smallest letter in the alphabet). We worked in our book with related pages lesson fourteen.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd grade class!
5. Students watched Get with the Giving (Tzedakah) BimBam movie clip- ways to learn to give, and to show generosity in the world.
6. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo to help reinforce the Hebrew letters.
7. Lihitraot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/30-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
1/23-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)with the 3rd grade class and with Rabbi Prass.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter PEY and, “saying sound of “P”. (Hebrew hint-“ similar to the letter BET with a dot in the middle but with a round shape). We worked in our book with related pages lesson thirteen.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and the 3rd grade class!
5. Students were read the book The Littlest Mountain, by Barb Rosenstock.
6. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo to help reinforce the Hebrew letters.
7. Lihitaot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/23-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
1/16-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)other classrooms with Rabbi Prass.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter ZAYIN and, “saying sound of “Z”. (Hebrew hint-“ similar to the letter VAV but has a zig-zag body shape). We worked in our book with related pages lesson twelve.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and other classrooms!
5. Students learned in their BJL packets about the Jewish holiday of Tu B‘ Shvat- The importance of celebrating the birthday of the trees.
6. Students watched a video about an animated Bible Story-The life of King David: from simple shepherd to a warrior and king. www.bimbam.com– David
7. Lihitaot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/16-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
1/9-
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)other classrooms with Rabbi Bellows.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter KOOF and, “saying sound of “K”. (Hebrew hint-“is the only Hebrew letter that hangs down with a line below the line”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson eleven.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and other classrooms!
5. Students reviewed all the past letters in our book.
6. Students played Alef-Bet Bingo ! They had a blast and knew many Hebrew letters.
7. Lihitaot (good-bye)!
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/9-
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
12/12 –
1. We enjoyed being in T’Fillah (prayer)other classrooms with Rabbi Prass.
2. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter DALET and, “saying sound of “D”. (Hebrew hint-“ similar to the letter Resh but the top line looks like a door, make sure it is written like having a “hinge hanging over”). We worked in our book with related pages lesson ten.
4. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari and other classrooms!
5. Students were read a book “ Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah” by Jamie Korngold.
6. Students played Hebrew 4-Corners and other Jewish games. They worked together as a team without talking to make the Jewish letters we have learned so far in class.
7. Lihitaot (good-bye) and Happy New Years to you and your families! See you on Sunday, January 9 2022!!!
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/12 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
12/5 –
1. We began the day with an all school t’fillah led by Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari. As part of the t’fillah, our madrichim and several 6th graders led a short skit which told the Chanukah story.
2. Then we went back to class where we:
a. Students shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
b. Students read in our packets about the holiday of Hanukah, and the story of the Maccabees.
3. Then we did an all school program with rotations looking at the current holiday of Chanukah. The stations were:
a. Dreidel: The letters on the dreidel, what they stand for, dreidel competition
b. ABC Chanukah: thinking of a Chanukah related word for each word in the English alphabet.
c. Craft which helped us think about how we can shine a light as Jews.
d. Creative Chanukiah Competition: the most creative chanukiah they could think of
4. We ended the day with an all school Chanukah shira.
5. Each child was given a dreidel to play with and an edible ring pop shaped like a dreidel.
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/5 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
11/21 –
1. We enjoyed T’Fillah (prayer)other classrooms with Rabbi Bellows.
2. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter CHET and, “saying sound of “CH”. (Hebrew hint-“ looks like the HAY but closed up sides”-). We worked in our book with related pages lesson nine.
3. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari who taught our classes several songs for the upcoming holiday of Chanukah!
4. Students were read a book “ Chicken Soup Chicken Soup” by Pamela Mayer.
5. Students played Hebrew 4-Corners and other Jewish games. They worked together as a team without talking to make the Jewish letters we have learned so far in class.
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
7. Have a wonderful and (yummy) Thanksgiving holiday with your families!
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/21 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
11/14 –
1. We enjoyed T’Fillah (prayer)other 1st – 3rd grade classrooms with Rabbi Bellows.
2. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter VAV and, “saying sound of “V”. (Hebrew hint-“ Hebrew hint-looks like a person standing upright). We worked in our book with related pages lesson eight.
3. We enjoyed Shira (music) with Morah Ari who taught our classes several songs for the upcoming holiday of Chanukah!
4. Students were read a book “ Something from Nothing” by Phoebe Gilman.
5. Students played Hebrew 4-Corners and Yoga. They worked together as a team without talking to make the Jewish letters we have learned so far in class.
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/14 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.

Today in class we worked on:
11/7 –
1. We enjoyed being outside during T’Fillah (prayer)other classrooms with Rabbi Prass.
2. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter SAMECH and, “saying sound of “S”. (Hebrew hint-“ Hebrew hint-looks like a circle with no beginning or end). We worked in our book with related pages lesson seven.
3. We enjoyed Shira (music) with the other classrooms led by Morah Ari.
4. Students read about the closing of Shabbat the Havdalah ceremony in our pamphlets.
5. Students watched an YouTUBE BimBam video on songs Eliyahu Hanavi- Havdalah Song Lyrics.
6. Students played Hebrew 4-Corners and Yoga. They worked together as a team without talking to make the Jewish letters we have learned so far in class.
7. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/7 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.
2. Supplies for class pencils, crayon/colored pencils including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
10/31 –
1. 1st – 3rd grade enjoyed T’Fillah (prayer) led by Rabbi Bellows.
2. We discussed the New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter GIMEL and, “saying sound of “G”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a lightning bolt or a lollipop “). We worked in our book with related pages lesson Six.
3. 1st – 3rd grade enjoyed Rekudei Am (Israeli Folk Dancing) outside led by Morah Ari.
4. Students played Hebrew Yoga. They worked together as a team without talking to make the Jewish letters we have learned so far in class.
5. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class: –
10/31
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.
2. Supplies for class pencils, crayon/colored pencils including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
10/24 –
1. We enjoyed T’Fillah (prayer) with all 1st – 3rd graders led by Rabbi Bellows.
2. We enjoyed Shira (music) with the other 1st – 3rd graders led by Morah Ari.
3. Discuss and we made New Hebrew letter flashcard: Students will learn about the Hebrew Letter LAMED and, “saying sound of “L”. (Hebrew hint-“looks like a lightning bolt or a lollipop “). We worked in our book with related pages lesson five.
4. Students watched – https://youtu.be/vjmjZWHXKFY Bim Bam-What is Shabbat UTube clip.
5. We discussed about the ways we celebrate and the traditions: Shabbat and Shabbat in the home in our BJL Beginnings Packets-How we say blessings over wine, candles, Challah. The students learned and understood how we treat the Shabbat like a Queen.
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/24 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.
2. Supplies for class pencils, crayon/colored pencils including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
10/17 –
1. We enjoyed being outside T’Fillah (prayer)and Havdalah and Shira (music) with the other classrooms with Rabbi Prass.
2. We had a very active and exciting morning with activities; discussing Jewish food and eating a Smore after reciting the Bracha, learning about this week’s Torah portion: First Aliyah and students were able to act out a small skit, we also had the chance to do some exercising in a game of Ga-Ga. (Jewish dodgeball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaga ).
3. Shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
4. Discussed the Hebrew flashcard: Letter NUN, saying sound” is N- (Hebrew Hint-“looks like a top, bottom, and right side of a candle”. ). We worked in our book with related pages lesson four.
5. We had a presentation by Reform Judaism’s summer camp OSRUI (https://osrui.org/)
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/17 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.
2. Supplies for class pencils, crayon/colored pencils including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
10/10 –
1. We enjoyed outside T’Fillah (prayer) with some of the other classrooms with Rabbi Prass.
2. Shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. Discuss Hebrew flashcard: Letter TAV, saying sound” is T- (Hebrew Hint-“it has a big toe”. ). We worked in our book with related pages lesson three.
4. The students received a pamphlet of information about the Torah how it is a special gift from G-D.
5. Students worked on a craft of “What the Torah Means To me”.
6. We enjoyed being together during Shira (music) with some of the other classrooms.
7. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/10 –
1. Please remember tzedakah and Box Tops For Education.
2. Supplies for class including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
10/3 –
1. We enjoyed outside T’Fillah (prayer) with some of the other classrooms with Rabbi Bellows.
2. Shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives.
3. Discuss Hebrew flashcard: Letter BET, “saying sound” is B- (Hebrew Hint- it has a belly-button in the center, has a roof, a floor and one wall almost like a house”. ). We worked in our book with related pages.
4. The students received a pamphlet of information and a bracelet from our Tzedukah recipient “ Yad Ezra V’Shulamit”- Feeding Israel’s Hungry Children and Families. -https://youtu.belil7804@DmdA
5. We enjoyed being outside during Shira (music) with some of the other classrooms.
6. Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/3 –
1. Please remember tzedakah.
2. Supplies for class including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
9/26 –
1. Opening all school group ceremony with Morah Ari and Rabbi Prass.
2. Shared “Chesed Happenings” which means Acts of Kindness and Love moments in their lives-how they celebrated the Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah.
3. Discuss Hebrew flashcard: Letter SHIN, “saying sound” is SH- (Hebrew Hint- it has three branches climbing up –with a dot on the right ).
4. Shared a YouTube Shlomo’s Story Lemonade Stand new Tzedukah recipient “ Yad Ezra V’Shulamit”- Feeding Israel’s Hungry Children and Families. -https://youtu.belil7804@DmdA
5. We enjoyed Shira (music) with all of 1st – 3rd grade outside
6. All school together/Lihitaot (good-bye)
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/26 –
1. Please remember tzedakah.
2. Supplies for class including your book and flashcards and box & index cards.

Today in class we worked on:
9/19 –
1) It was a joy and a privilege to welcome back, in person, all of our Kindergarten – 6th grade students!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
2) For our first session, we met at the synagogue, because the synagogue has missed our children! And we wanted them to spend time in our Sukkah.
3) We had a brief t’fillah (service) in the sanctuary to start the day and ended the day with shira (music) outside on the lawn.
4) In between that, we had 5 rotations which were:
a. Go into the Sukkah with Rabbi Bellows and shake the lulav & etrog
b. Talk about our best ‘fruits of our labors’ this last year that we would bring to the Temple in Jerusalem
c. We played Lulav, lulav, etrog (think Duck, duck, goose) so we could practice saying these ‘once a year’ words.
d. We wrote our own creative prayers for Sukkot (these were posted to Facebook)
e. We talked about Ushpizin (guests to the sukkah) and who we would want to invite to our sukkah. (these were posted to Facebook)
5) All the rotations were done by class so we could meet our Morim, Madrichim, and our Religious School friends. There was also some time to get to know each other and learn about what we will be studying during this school year.
6) Thank you to the many that brought in items for our Sukkot CBA Tzedakah Drive – Supporting FillAHeart4Kids. If you still want to donate, you can bring in the items thru next Monday, September 27th
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/19 –
1. Please remember tzedakah
2. Reminder, beginning next Sunday, we return to JCYS
3. The time of the session is 9:30 – 11:30
4. Thank you to the many that brought in items for our Sukkot CBA Tzedakah Drive – Supporting FillAHeart4Kids. If you still want to donate, you can bring in the items thru next Monday, September 27th. They are collecting:
a. $10 gift cards to McDonalds
b. New Winter hats/gloves for teens/adults- boys and girls.