Chag Sameach and Good Yor (a phrase we say after and during Yom Kippur)
This week we learned about the Jewish Laws of Yom Kippur. We also discussed upcoming projects. The students will be split into 4 groups based on interests. The groups are as follows: Parsha Play, Hiddur Mitzva (beautifying OJCS), Chagim and Tech, and Brachot.
שנת לימודים חדשה מתחילה לה עכשיו ואני מאחלת לכל התלמידים שלי שנת לימודים מוצלחת ופוריה. שנה טובה של הנאה והנעה, של שותפות ועשיה.
With the starting of the new school year, I would like to wish my students a good and successful year. A year filled with progress, enjoyment and, collaboration.
Shanah Tovah – שנה טובה
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I look forward to meeting all of you at the beginning of the school year.
Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation.
Dr. Avi Marcovitz
Shalom grade 6,
Here is the homework you need to do for Reading Week – in case that you have not finished the following activity in class.
Enjoy listening to this song, which is about all the things children need to do…
Have a good vacation,
1. Listen to the Hebrew children’s song: הצריך הזה “This ‘needing-to'”.
2. Use the song lyrics on the next page to locate all the שמות פועל – names of verbs – in the song.
If needed, use the dictionary.
3. The song ends with the words:
ומרוב שהצטרכתי –
מה אני רוצה.
And due to “needing to” so much –
What do I want.
In one or two sentences, please answer: what is the song about?
This year students will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and presenting a current event in our Jewish Studies course.
Directions: Find an article either in the newspaper or online from a newspaper source. Examples include: CBC News, USA Today, CTV News, Associated Press, The New York Times, Ynetnews Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Times of Israel, etc., or any other reputable national or local source. Read the article and fill out the statements or answer the questions below.
Please find and read about important issues that you will be able to relate to our course regarding Jewish Studies/Israel
Because this is a current events assignment you are to choose an article that is no more than two weeks old from when the assignment is given.
Be prepared to discuss your article in class on the due date
Find the definitions for the following terms associated with the holiday of Succot-Shmini Atzeret
Grades 7&8- read the sections of this document labeled under the category of kitzur shulchan aruch and answer the questions of each section.
Your task is to use the Gematria chart with each letter and its corresponding number to match the words from the word bank to their numeric value.
Homework-Upon identifying the correct words according to the Gematria students will complete the following task:
- Research and define each word (do not simply translate the word in Google Translate)
- Write a minimum of two sentences about each term. Expand upon the meaning of each term and its connection to the Jewish Holidays