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Forgetfulness in the Hebrew School Child

It felt like a long time since we last met in Hebrew School but it was truly great to be back. 

  This week we discussed the concept of the Counting of the Omer and what it represents to us in our lives.  We played a review game which got the ...

 
 
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The Great Passover Fair is Coming to Town!

The Great Passover Fair is Coming Our Way! 

Sunday, April 6 from 11:00-12:00 

This year, we will be celebrating the knowledge, songs, and lessons we learned about this awesome holiday of Passover with parents and the greater community as well! 

As you ...

 
 
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Please read to end for question of week!

This week we focused on the approaching holiday of Purim.  The students had the opportunity to see a megillah up close which resulted in some really interesting questions from the children. When we give opportunities for genuine Jewish exploration, a deeper and more meaningful ...

 
 

Strings, Ice and Sink Holes, We Cover it All!

Today we discussed the ambitious Korach, who attempted to incite a rebellion against Moshe.  We learned how Hashem clearly demonstrated how it was Moshe whom He chose to be the leader of the Jewish People. 

An important part of this lesson was that just as parents at times punish ...

 
 

It's an Illusion... or is it?

As we continue to make our way through the Book of Bamidbar, we encounter the perplexing story of The Spies.  At first glance, it is difficult to understand how these men, chosen from an entire nation to represent their fellow Jews, could behave so cowardly. 

This story gripped our ...

 
 

It Has Been Way Too Long!

We have been away from this forum for a long time due to winter break, inclement weather, holiday lessons and teacher in-service... It's good to be back in the regular routine of Hebrew School. 

This week we will continue on with the travels of the Jewish People in ...

 
 
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Oil Always Rises to the Top

We had quite a greasy lesson today, but one that will remain with the children for a long time.

We discussed how the Greeks wanted the Jewish People to become assimilated into the Greek culture. In this way the deferred from Haman who wanted to annihilate the Jewish People regardless of the way ...

 
 
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I'm Going to Put the Levi Here.

Today worked on bringing the story of the Jewish People's travels in the desert to life in our classroom.  Each class was assigned a different part of the project and together we created a wonderful depiction of life in the desert.  We will be adding to this display as the lessons ...

 
 
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Raise Your Flag

Today we had a meaningful lesson in which we explored the camping of the Jewish People in the desert.  There were close to 1,000,000 men, women and children who traveled as nomads for 40 years in the desert.  In order to maintain order, the tribes used flags to keep stragglers within ...

 
 
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Right Now Would be a Good Time to Read this To the End!

This week we focused on the priestly blessing as written about in the
Book of Bamidbar (Numbers).  This is the Book of the Torah
that we are focusing on this year in Jewish History.  To gain a
better understanding of what the Birchat Kohanim,
the Priestly Blessing, is, we had a ...

 
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In our prayers, the verse “Shema Yisrael” is followed by a verse that appears nowhere ...
 
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In a border city split 50-50 between pro-Ukranian and pro-Russian residents, the ...
 
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