Math and Present Tense in Hebrew… is there a connection between them???

How about if I tell you that Math is a language… Have you ever thought about that. Human beings after trying to discover and understand the world, figure out that they needed a language to do so and they saw this potential in numbers and Math. The first thing that Hebrew and Math have in common, they both are languages.

Math tries to explain and figure out the reality and our world by observing the environment. One of the outcomes of this, is that the mathematicians, philosophers and scientists, through observation, understood that the natural world works through rules and laws so they needed to translate that into numbers and… voila! The logic of Math was developed and the formulas to achieve a rule or a law was fulfilled.  So second thing here, Hebrew tends to have rules, laws and most important formulas. So if you understand, practice and apply these formulas, most of the things that mastering a language needs, you will be able to do.

So, after all these interesting (or maybe not so much… sorry I’m a nerd ) information, I leave here a presentation where you can find the basic laws and formulas to conjugate a verb into the Present Tense.



Grades 6-8: Rabbi Bulka Kindness Project Update

Over the last month, our students have been busy engaging in opportunities to spread kindness. We spent time creating groggers for younger members of our community and donating them to local synagogues. This was a fantastic way to spread some ruach as students prepared for Purim celebrations.

Last week, our students were able to send messages of hope and strength to the family members of the hostages in Israel. The JCC along with the Israeli Embassy organized this important initiative.  Students spent time writing heartfelt messages in journals which will be delivered to the families. The community of Ottawa stands in solidarity with all of the hostages, their families, and friends.

Am Yisrael Chai' has become an anthem for the Jewish people — but where did it come from? - St. Louis Jewish Light

Grades 6-8: Pesach is Coming!

We will be celebrating Pesach with Grades 6-8 on Friday, April 19th. We will be taking a trip down memory lane and completing a model seder with each of the classes. Our seder will include a variety of activities and discussion prompts. 

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When: Friday, April 19th, 2024

1:45 PM-3:45 PM (Pds.7-9)

Each student is asked to bring to school on that day (in addition to his/her lunch) the following:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and wrapped in plastic/foil wrap

  • 1 stalk of celery

  • 1 piece of romaine lettuce

  • The remainder of the Seder ingredients will be provided by the P.T.A. We will serve horseradish, egg matzah, grape juice, and NUT-FREE charoset.

Should you have any concerns regarding food allergies, please provide your child with their own food.

Students may choose to dress up in holiday attire for their seder.

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Songs about places in the north of Israel מקומות בצפון ארץ ישראל

Grade 8 students in my Ivrit class wrote beautiful songs about places in Israel using AI . After visiting Israel’s beautiful north they summarized their visit with a song. Here are some of them:

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Basic grammars in Hebrew/Resource

Hello to everyone!

Being a native Spanish speaker  made me realize about some of the challenges that native English speakers can have when learning Hebrew (grammatically speaking, Spanish is more close to Hebrew than English).

Because of that, I want to leave here some cues and resources to your use. Click on the link!

Grade 6: Responsibilities of Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz (Wednesday, March 27th)

Over the last month, students have been learning about the responsibilities of reaching the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students will showcase their knowledge by completing a quiz on Wednesday, March 27th.

The review sheet below provides students with key terms to define along with short-answer practice questions. Students should review their notes to prepare for the quiz.

Grade 6 Jewish Studies Notes

Slides 26-29: Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Slides 31-34: Tefillin

Slides 37-43 Tallit/Tzitzit

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz Review Sheet

Grades 7-8: Canada’s Role in the M.S. St. Louis Assignment (Due: Tuesday, March 26th)

This week we will be discussing the horrific narrative of the MS St. Louis. We watched an incredible documentary that provided our class with testimonies from historians and survivors who experienced this infamous event firsthand. Students will read and analyze a document that discusses specific policies in Canada that were enacted to keep the Jewish people out.

Passengers aboard the St. Louis, seeking refugee from Nazi-occupied Europe, wait to find out if they will be allowed entry into Cuba in June 1939.

Click the link below to access the assignment:

Canada’s Role in the M.S. St. Louis

Grades 7-8: Holocaust Survivor Narrative Reflection (Due: Friday, March 1st)

Today students will read and reflect upon the story of a Holocaust Survivor. The website  Holocaust Survivor Stories provides students with various personal narratives of survivors.

*Students are encouraged to read multiple stories to determine which narrative speaks to them personally*

Directions: Students will choose a survivor’s narrative to read. After reading their story, students will answer the following reflection questions. 

  1. What feelings did this narrative elicit? (Explain the thoughts or emotions you felt while reading this story)
  2. What part of the story did you find most intriguing? Why?
  3. What lessons can you learn from this narrative?
  4. How could you use this story to educate others?


Answer the questions in paragraph form. 

Review reflective writing strategies: Reflective Writing Google Slides


Click the link below to access the Holocaust Survivor Narrative Reflection Graphic Organizer:

Holocaust Survivor Narrative Reflection Graphic Organizer

Exploring the Heart of History: Our Journey to Jerusalem

Dear Parents,

I am thrilled to share with you the next chapter of our educational adventure in Israel, where our initial stop is none other than the holy city of Jerusalem. This city isn’t just a place on the map; it’s a journey through time, brimming with historical significance and spiritual depth.

As we explore Jerusalem’s ancient world, I am continually in awe of our students’ remarkable intellect and curiosity. Each lesson turns into a discovery session, where complex topics are not only understood but deeply internalized. What makes this even more impressive is their ability to grasp these subjects in Hebrew, a language that is foreign to many of them.

I believe that learning about Jerusalem’s rich history is not just an academic exercise; it’s a way to connect with our collective past. To give you a glimpse into our journey, I have included a selection of the students’ work, showcasing their insights into Jerusalem’s historical tapestry.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to explore and learn about our incredible land.


Morah Liat

click the link to discover part of what we already know about Jerusalem link

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