May 13

Grade 8: Jewish Studies Update-Israel Here We Come

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:  

May 13

Grade 7: Jewish Studies Update

This week will we dive into a unit on Jewish History. Students worked in groups the past two classes analyzing and discussing various sets of Jewish values. Tomorrow students will share their findings with their peers in a class discussion. We are continuing to create connections between Jewish values and our everyday lives!


1. Rank the five most important values (most 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
May 13

Grandparents’ Day –> Cities on Moon!

Today we celebrated Grandparents’ Day at the OJCS! Mr. Ray and myself planned an activity that focused on Israeli innovations. After watching Israeli Innovation (Start-Up Nation), we discussed some of the impressive inventions that have come out of the Holy Land. Students and grandparents were then given a mission to design the first city on the moon using the CoSpace program. Groups were asked to channel their Israeli innovative skills and explore their creative abilities.



April 16

Grade 6: Comforting a Mourner Assignment

The grade 6 class has almost finished their study of the Jewish Life Cycle. Students are being asked to read and respond to the following questions regarding comforting and supporting mourners within the community. This assignment needs to be completed be the end of the period tomorrow. You can either make a copy of the document below or answer the questions by hand.

Comforting a Mourning Assignment Link


April 12

Grade 6 core Hebrew Book report

Shalom Kita Vav

Grade 6, I am so glad for you to be making a Hebrew book report!

I am already happy with your work even before reading your answers and thoughts! Well done for taking on a new way of engaging in Hebrew learning.


You can see your book report templet at this link, the due date is Wednesday, April 17.


Enjoy your Hebrew books!

Looking forward to reading your thoughts, ideas and understanding,

Dr. Sagy

April 11

Grade 7 core Hebrew Book report/Haftara Reading Diary

Shalom Grade 7 core Hebrew!


I am so glad that you are taking on the Book report/Haftara Reading Diary.

You can choose to do either.

Here you have the links to the templates for the Book report and for the Haftara Reading Diary.

Due date: Wednesday, April 17.



I am looking forward to learning about the insights and experiences you had while reading,

Dr. Sagy

April 11

Grade 8 core hebrew homework – preparations for final test

Shalom Grade 8,


I made you some example of the assignments that will make your final test. It covers part of what you would have on the test at the end of the year. The test will have a few more assignments which I will share with you later on.

You are welcome to download it at this link.

Date of submitting:  Wednesday, April 17.

With respect to the level of understanding you demonstrated, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes a day for you to complete it.


If you need any additional explanations or guiding please let me know.

I hope you enjoy your learning!

Dr. Sagy

April 8

Grade 6: Learning From The Best

Our class had the opportunity to listen and participate in three incredible presentations today. OJCS had three visitors from Israel, each with an interesting experience to share. We learned about how the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel was created. Erez taught our class how to make 2-D drawings come to life. Students had the opportunity to create their own 3-D caricature versions of Pharaoh and Moses. The class also participated in a discussion about the stories of Passover with Rabbi Aaron. The Rabbi told three stories and provided students with an opportunity to create connections to their own lives. Lastly, Leah taught our class about how Israel has taken a stand to provide support for refugees.