As we the end of the school year approaches, it is important to think about all of the memories, successes, and learning experiences that have occurred. Please respond to the following ten questions in complete sentences.
Our Grade 7’s presented their Haifa’s pollution project! The goal of this project was to see if the students could come up with a solution to the pollution problem in Haifa! The students have worked very hard in the past few months to come up with the following: Here is our Grade 7’s Haifa’s Pollution Project slides:
כִּתָּה ח’ שָׁלוֹם
הִנָּהּ רְשִׁימַת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים לְדֻגְמָא, בַּמִּבְחָן יִהְיֶה תַּרְגִּיל כָּזֶה בְּדִיּוּק. רִשְׁמוּ עֲבוּר כָּל מִשְׁפָּט לְפָחוֹת שְׁתֵּי שְׁאֵלוֹת רֶלֶוַנְטִיּוֹת
יוֹסֵף הֵבִיא פָּזֶל לַכִּתָּה
דָּנִיֵּאל וְשׁוֹשַׁנָּה הָלְכוּ לַאֲרוּחַת צָהֳרַיִם
אֲנַחְנוּ לוֹמְדִים עִבְרִית בַּכִּתָּה
יוֹסֵף כָּתַב מִבְחָן מְצֻיָּן
אֶלִיעֵזֵר מְשַׂחֵק כַּדּוּרֶגֶל בְּיוֹם שְׁלִישִׁי
יֵשׁ לָנוּ סִפְרֵי לִמּוּד
אָדָם כּוֹתֵב סִפּוּר
עַלִּיזָה לוֹמֶדֶת הַרְבֵּה עִבְרִית
דָּנִיֵּאל מְדַבֵּר עִבְרִית טוֹבָה
שׁוֹשַׁנָּה כּוֹתֶבֶת תְּשׁוּבוֹת
In the coming weeks, we will be diving into various topics within Jewish History. We are starting this week by looking at the life and stories associated with Joshua. Students are being asked to read, analyze, and respond to the following article:
Link to the article: https://www.jewishhistory.org/joshua/
This week students started working on their Jewnius Hour Project! The concept revolves around the fantastic idea of Genius Hour.
What is Jewnius Hour?
Jewnius Hour is an opportunity for students to explore their own passions and share their learning with the class. This project should involve research, creativity, and passion. The topic selection is completely up to you! The goal of this assignment is for you to choose an area of interest (that connects in some way to Judaism, Israel, Jewish values, etc.) and explore that topic. You will then create a presentation and an activity to share your findings with your peers. Please do not choose a subject that you are already an expert in! This project is designed to foster and support your own learning and growth regarding a topic of interest.
Due to the creative nature of this project, there are very few requirements that are set in stone.
- You must create a presentation (of some sort) and an interactive activity for your peers. The presentation should demonstrate what you learned throughout this process. Your peers should also leave your presentation learning something new!
- Time- Your presentation and activity (together) should last a minimum of 15 minutes. (The maximum time frame for one presentation/activity should be 45 minutes. Please see me if you are going to use an entire period)
- Review the rubric!
Exam Information: Students will have 30 minutes to answer three questions for the Jewish History portion of the exam. Each question will be a short answer. Remember that these three questions will ask you to explain/create a connection related to our major units of study. The Jewish History Exam will take place in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12th. Students will be given an hour and a half to complete entire Judaics Exam. This exam will be divided into three parts (Hebrew, Jewish History, a text-based portion from Rabbi Finkelstein).
Major Units of Study: Anti-Semitism, The Holocaust, Israel
There will be a response question selected from each of these three units. Take time to look at this outline and go back through your notes.
Today students will be reading, analyzing, and responding to a Smithsonian Magazine article about the Temple Mount. Students will be asked to think about the content while considering multiple perspectives.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine Article
1. Rank the five most important values (must come to a group consensus…need to convince the other group members if there is a disagreement → compromise)
2. Create a group document where you:
- Explain why you choose each value
- Discuss the importance
- Describe the way it can apply to your life
Last week we celebrated Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut. The Shinshinim and students worked together to plan moving ceremonies for both holidays. We will continue with our Israel unit in class this week. We will be focusing on the development of Israel as a nation, conflicts, innovations, and Israeli culture.
Link to the Israel unit notes: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qoy2biFNniuumGa0PXZH602hr_dj9Qm7951SaLn4qCw/edit?usp=sharing