October 23

Grade 6 assignment

Parshat Hashavua

1.Parsha Play for Kitah K: MONDAYS 


1.At least 5 Hebrew verses from the Parshat Hashavua (I need to know which perek (chapter) and which pasuk (verse) you choose. The kids do not need to know.

2.You must incorporate at least 4 character from the parsha

  1. At least 2 lessons we can learn from this weeks Parsha


Creativity 25%

Torah Content: 25%

Presentation: 25%

Grammar/Structure: 25%

Torah Tech
see attachment
Hidur Mitzvah  see attachment
Parshat Hashavua
Please sign up for www.powtoon.comhttps://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
or other creative websites.
October 23

Grade 7 Assignment

Today we will be splitting the class into three groups: Torah, Nevim, and Ketuvim. Please review the following videos and notes:

כתובים  Please take notes and summarize the short videos


Whatever you do not finish, you will need to do for homework.
נביאים שופטים
(Please note the site is not Jewish)
תורה ספר בראשית
see attachment
or other creative websites.
October 22

Grade 8 Assignment Week of October 21


Please watch Talmud Videos 1-12 and 14.
 The videos range from 2 minutes to 5 minutes totaling 43 minutes. You have today and Friday to watch and take notes on the videos.  80 minutes should be enough time for you to watch the videos, take notes.
 If you have any questions, please let me know.
Please pay particular attention to the terms which pop on the screen ( you are responsible to know and understand all of them.
On Monday, Oct. 28, you will have an open laptop/note test on these videos.
You will also have a Test on Monday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11.
The test will consist of vocabulary and a few short answer (full sentences) questions.
When you finish the video you can start on assignment 1.  Please see the next blog.
October 18

8th Grade Weekly Roundup

Chag Sameach

Today the 8th grade oversaw the Sukkot Flash Mob.

At 10:30, with the signal of hearing on the PA system David Melech Yisrael, the students entered the primary school classes and brought them into the gym.

It was wonderful to see the whole school singing and dancing,celebrating Sukkot.

October 18

Grade 6 Weekly Round-Up

Chag Sameach! Sukkot is a time of joy and happiness. The 6th graders helped Morah Ruti and our Shinshim plan todays Sukkah Hop.   In class, the students competed against each other learning about Sukkot through an online Jeopardy Game. As much as possible we try to incorporate technology in a pedagogic appropriate fashion.

Moadim L’Simcha.

October 18

Grade 7 – Sukkot Jeopardy

This week we focused on the laws of  Sukkot. Two of our students, Talia L. and Sasha S. created a jeopardy game about Sukkot. On Thursday, the Talia and Sasha taught all of grade 7. The following is the description of the game by the students:

We made a jeopardy board for the holidays, and we are going to tell you how to make it. So first we took a bristol board and we wrote sukkot jeopardy at the top. Then we came up with questions to ask our classmates, we had to first add the questions on the bristol board in order. Then we took colored post-it notes and we put them on top of the answers, on the post-it notes we wrote how much each question cost (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) Then above all the questions we added the categories. Then we were done making it.


October 16

Grade 8: Journal Entry #4 Due: 10/24 (next Thursday)

I hope that everyone had the opportunity to eat a meal and spend some time in the sukkah. This week our friendship journal entry will focus on unlikely friendships that can develop. Students will be asked to read and respond to the following two articles posted below. 

Students have the option to type their journal entry, write their entry in a notebook, video record their response, or sketch note their thoughts.

Students that choose to write/type their journal entry need to include a minimum of two paragraphs. 

What you might include in this journal entry:

  • Your reaction to each story
  • Lessons you can take away
  • What surprised you?
  • Questions you still have
  • Have you ever developed an unlikely friendship?
  • What are the benefits from taking the time to understand the perspective of another?


Article 1:


Article 2:


October 16



Chag Sameach, if you can’t finish this in class, please turn it in by Friday.

  1. Why call Sukkot the picnic holiday?


  1. What 3 holidays does God mention to Moses?



  1. Who tells the people of Israel to live in “booths”?


  1. According to the video, name 3 things you should do in the Sukkah?



  1. What are the 4 species?


  1. How many directions do we shake the lulav?



  1. Where can you put a Sukka (give 3 examples)?


  1. Name at least 3 things Schach must provide?


  1. What Megillah do we read on Sukkot?


  1. Who wrote this Megillah?



  1. Give one example of what “All is Vanity” means.


  1. Fill in the blanks:

____________to be born, a ______________to die, ______________a _______________to break, and a ________________ to make, a time to____________ and a time to


  1. Name 3 ways you can be joyous in the Sukkah.
October 11

Grades 6-8: The Fun Has Just Begun With Our Shinshinim

Last week, the middle school students had the opportunity to participate in creative activities revolving around the chagim with our shinshinim. They used their directional skills to help guide their partner to the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah. The students also played a “headbands” activity that related to the customs and traditions of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. We can’t wait to see what other activities the shinshinim have in store for us!