Am Yisrael SJS Highlights: Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Limmud Collage 4-14-17

Class Updates: Sun, Apr 9 

Camp Am Yisrael: Learn-By-Play (0-3 year olds)

It was so much fun sharing a story with the children and their parents about my first memories of Passover.  Cantor Simon sang with the group and the kids had an opportunity to strum on his guitar.  We used a seder plate and sang songs together and Mr. Marc shared Passover parodies.  The families read Passover stories.  We look forward to our Grandparents/Special Visitor Day coming soon.  A separate email will be sent to the Camp Am Yisrael families.  -Mr. Sherman

Gan (3-6 year olds) 

We read the story “Sammy Spider’s First Haggadah “ which sparked some questions from the children…..What does when G- d look like , Who is Elijah ?  and finally When is Elijah coming.  We decorated some very pretty Elijah cups to go on your Seder tables.  We also did a taste test of the following types of Matzah- egg, plain and wheat. After tasting each one we took a poll of the children on which was their favorite and the winner is……egg/wheat tied.  -Morah Lynn

Aleph (1st Grade) 

This week the Aleph students concentrated on the Passover Seder. Students learned the 4 questions in Hebrew, and we discussed what they meant in English.  After reading this, don’t be surprised if someone came to your Seder with a pillow!  We also went over the 10 plagues and talked about how we put our pinky into the wine or grape juice and put a drop on our plate for each plague. Students also listened to the Dayeinu and discussed all the things that G-d provided that would have ‘been enough for us.” -Mrs. Berlow

Bet (2nd Grade) 

Shalom, This week Kitah Bet learned about Passover. We discussed why this holiday has 4 different names and had a conversation about the Seder Plate and the symbolism of the food on it. During Shira (Music), along with our regular songs,  we sang “Ma  Nishtanah” and back in the classroom we talked about the meaning of the 4 Questions.  During Tefillah we talked about the prayer “Mi Chamocha,” who is holy and how we treat G-d with kindness and respect.  Have a happy holidays, Chag Sameah-Morah Anna

Gimel (3rd Grade) 

I had the opportunity to fill in as the Gimel Teacher this week.   In Kitah Gimel we reviewed the “who knows one song” and how it applies to the seder.  Hopefully you had a chance to sing and review the song with your child.  We also continued on with our lesson on how powerful speech can be.  Something without any physical attribute, yet so powerful.  -Mr. Arnet

Dalet (4th Grade)

Through a video clip and direct reading of the text from Exodus, we examined the questions that Moses asks God during their initial encounter at the burning bush. Students then broke into havruta pairs to consider what questions they might want to ask God, and how they would react if so confronted. Finally, the students filled out a worksheet on questions for God that served as a guide for an art project during the following period in Omanut (Art).  -Hazzan Szenes-Strauss (Mr. S.)

Heh (5th Grade)

This week in Torah Trope, we looked closely at the Passover Seder song Echad Mi Yodei-ah, studying closely the number 13 (the Attributes of God) and 12 and 11 (answering the question: are the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel the same as the twelve tribes of Israel?)              -Mr. Lerner

On April 9, the students met with Maurice Middleberg of Free the Slaves. It was hard for students to imagine that slavery still exists in various parts of the world.  With the Passover holiday, we remember the evils of slavery inflicted upon our own people.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, Mr. Middleberg asked students to discuss the issue they learned about and incorporate it into their individual Seders.  -Cantor Simon

Vav (6th Grade)

On April 9, the students met with Maurice Middleberg of Free the Slaves. It was hard for students to imagine that slavery still exists in various parts of the world.  With the Passover holiday, we remember the evils of slavery inflicted upon our own people.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, Mr. Middleberg asked students to discuss the issue they learned about and incorporate it into their individual Seders.  -Cantor Simon

Zayin (7th Grade)

On April 9, the students met with Maurice Middleberg of Free the Slaves. It was hard for students to imagine that slavery still exists in various parts of the world.  With the Passover holiday, we remember the evils of slavery inflicted upon our own people.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, Mr. Middleberg asked students to discuss the issue they learned about and incorporate it into their individual Seders.  -Cantor Simon

Prozdor (8th Grade)

On April 9, the students met with Maurice Middleberg of Free the Slaves. It was hard for students to imagine that slavery still exists in various parts of the world.  With the Passover holiday, we remember the evils of slavery inflicted upon our own people.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, Mr. Middleberg asked students to discuss the issue they learned about and incorporate it into their individual Seders.  -Cantor Simon

Pardes (9th Grade)

On April 9, Pardes students met with Maurice Middleberg of Free the Slaves. It was hard for students to imagine that slavery still exists in various parts of the world.  With the Passover holiday, we remember the evils of slavery inflicted upon our own people.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, Mr. Middleberg asked students to discuss the issue they learned about and incorporate it into their individual Seders.    -Cantor Simon

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