March 24

Chief Rabbi of Israel Calls for a (half fast) today or a fast

 Israel’s Chief Rabbi calls for public fast day amid coronavirus outbreak

Shalom

I hope you all having a meaning full day. As you see in the headline above, the Chief Rabbi of Israel is requesting everyone to fast for a half a day today in Israel and the world.  He said if you can not fast:

“For those who can’t fast, Lau asked that they take on a “ta’anit dibur,” a practice in which one abstains from all speech that does not concern Torah or prayer.”

 Today in class, I want to also have all of us participate with our homeland Israel. This is also one of our North Stars, “Being responsible for one another”. I think it is important we focus on the value of Gemilut Chasadim – Being Kind to one another. Please watch the following 3 short videos. They all focus on kindness. After watching each video please answer the following questions: (you can send me an audio file or a google doc with your responses). This assignment is due by the end of class on Friday, March 27, 2020. If you need more time, please be in touch with me.

After video 1: What visually impacted you and why?

After video 2: Orly shares a story about a student who was a bully?  What did Orly do? Please share an example in your life of someone showing you a similar type of kindness.

After video 3: What realistic idea can you come up with, to make the world a better place – Tikun Olam?

The first video was produced by Life Vest Inside. Life Vest Inside is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering and educating people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness.

 

March 18

GRADE 6 PESACH פסח SCAVENGER HUNT

PESACH SCAVENGER HUNT: Today we will begin learning about Pesach. Please answer the following questions. If you do not know one of the answers, you are allowed to search the internet to find the appropriate response. MAKE SURE YOU COPY AND PASTE THE LINK WHERE YOU FOUND THE ANSWER.
For example:
1. How many cups of wine do we drink at the seder? 4 https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/658549/jewish/Why-four-cups-of-wine.htm

The following are suggested sites which may help
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/default_cdo/jewish/holidays.htm
https://www.aish.com/h/pes/

1.The five foods on the Seder plate are:
2. What do the 5 foods symbolize?
3.What is the festive meal called on Passover?
4. List the order and a brief description of the seder (15)
5. What is the dessert called on Pesach?
6. List the 4 questions of the Mah Nishtana
7.What Megliah do we read on Pesach?
8. How many Seders do we have in Canada and in Israel?
9. What is Shemurah Matzah?
10. List the 10 Plagues
11. Name the 4 sons
12.How many cups of grape juice do we drink and what do they symbolize?
13. What do the 3 Matzot represent?
14. What language is Ha Lachma Anya written in הא לחמא עניא?
15. Who is the fifth cup for?
16. Why do we have a Seder?
17. Why do we eat Matzah?
18. What is Korban Pesach?
19. Why do we recline
20. What are the other names for Pesach (3 names)?
21. What are Matza balls made of?
22. What is your favorite part of the Pesach Seder?
23. What is the name of the book we use at the Seder?
24. Who is supposed to recite the Mah Nishtana and why?
25. In which Sefer (5 books of Moshe) is the Pesach story located?
26. What is the special “counting” we do starting the second night of Pesach?
27. What do you put on your fried Matzah?
28. Explain Bedikat Chametz?
29. What is Mechirat Chametz?
30. What is Biur Chametz?
31. When is Biur Chametz?
32. What is Maot Chitim?
33. Why is Maot Chitim important?
34. What is the fast called erev Pesach?
35. Who is supposed to fast?
36. Why is there a fast?
37. What is your favorite Matza dish?
38. At what point of the Seder do we search for the afikomen?
39. What is the Jewish Calendar date of Pesach?
40. What are the middle days of Pesach called?
41. Why do some people have a pillow on their chair?
42. Are there any customs you do on Pesach which can you share?
43. Some individuals wear a kittel during a seder. What is a kittel and why do some individuals where it?
44. What is Chametz?
45. What is the reason we don’t eat chametz?
46. What is the name of the Tfilah we add during the Amidah (Shemoneh Esrei)?
47. Every day during Pesach we add a group of prayers called Hallel, why?
48. What is Bitul Chametz?
49. How many verses are in the song Echad Mi Yodeah?
50. What is the song Chad Gadya about?

March 8

Grade 6 – Purim Week

GRADE 6: PLEASE QUICKLY SIT IN YOUR ASSIGNED SEATS
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR MACHBERET (NOTEBOOK). Number your page 1-21, if you do not know an answer, skip it and go to the next question. – DO NOT ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR NEIGHBOR. IF YOU GET HELP FROM A NEIGHBOR YOU WILL GET AN AUTOMATIC 0
1.What is the special Shabbat Parsha Name during Rosh Chodesh Adar?
2. What is the special Parsha Name the week before Purim?
3. Why and what is the name of the enemy of Israel after they left Egypt?
4. What is the fast day called?
5. Why?
6. What is the Hebrew Date of the fast day?
7. What is the Hebrew Date of Purim?
8. What is Shushan Purim?
9. What is the Hebrew date of Shushan Purim?
10. Who celebrates Shushan Purim today?
11. How many times do we listen to the Megilah?
12. Who is obligated to hear the Megilah?
13. Name the 4 Mitzvot of Megilah, explain what they are and where can these Mitzvot be found – what Jewish text (multiple answers accepted)?
14. Name the King, the first queen he was married to , the second queen he was married to, the villain and the name of the second queen’s cousin?
15. The end of the Megilah we recite ליהודים היתה אורה שמחה ששון ויקר, when else do we say this line?
16. What is the name of the extra Tefilah we add on Purim and during which Tefilot; do we read anything else on Purim besides the Megilah and if yes, what is the subject about?
17. Is God’s name mentioned in the Megilah, and based on your answer, what lesson can we learn?
18. What was Esther’s original name?
19. Which came first,Chanukah or Purim?
20. During the month of Adar, how should we feel?
21. What do you think the connection is between Purim and Yom Kippur?

WHEN YOU FINISH PLEASE UPLOAD ON YOUR BLOG YOUR FINAL LUACH (CALENDAR/HOLIDAY ASSIGNMENT). IF YOU ONLY CREATED A KAHOOT, PLEASE COPY AND PASTE YOUR QUESTIONS ON YOUR BLOG WITH JUST THE CORRECT ANSWER. IF YOU CREATED A KAHOOT AND SLIDE PRESENTATION, JUST UPLOAD YOUR SLIDE PRESENTATION.

February 28

Grade 6 Roundup

This week we finished our Luach Presentations. Matt, created a “sneaker  logo” seder plate.  Ben explained the halachot of Pesach and served fried Matzah. Sophia, used technology to teach the laws of sukkot through a challenging Kahoot game.

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

February 7

Grade 6 Round-UP

One more week and all the students will have presented their Luach project. This week we learned about the different customs for Yom Hatzmaut in Israel and N. America. We also learned about the reason we eat Challah on Shabbat. All the students were required to teach the rest of the class. Some created kahoot games while others baked a special holiday treat.

Shabbat Shalom

January 24

Experiential Learning

The students have been presenting their projects this week. One presentation focused on Taanit Esther. After the student explained the laws of fasting, she gave everyone a marshmallow and told them not to eat if for a while. She spoke about hunger and how we need to appreciate how fortunate we are to have food and a place to live.

 

Today, another student presented the laws of Lag B’omer. She differentiated between Israel and the rest of the world.

January 6

LUACH PROJECT

 

LUACH PROJECT – You many present your findings as a slide show, Kahoot, Jeopardy game, music/rap, video or as a paper. If you have another idea, please see me.  (Except for the Torah verses, you may NOT copy and paste any of the information).  PARENTS AND TEACHERS  WILL BE INVITED TO YOUR PRESENTATIONS    ( If you are caught looking at other websites, your laptop will be taken from you and you will have to do the work as homework)

  1. Choose a Chag/and or Tzom: Rosh Hashana, Aseret Yimei Teshuva, Yom Kippur, (Fasts: Tzom  Geldayah, shabbat ,  Asara Btevet, Taanit Esther, Shiva Asar B’Tamuz), Sukkot/Hoshana Rabah/Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu’Bshvat, Purim/Shusha Purim, Pesach, Sefirat Haomer, Lag B’omer, Yom Hazikaron/Yom Hatzmaut/Yom Hashoah/Yom Yerushalyim, Shavuot

 

  1. Due Jan 8 end of class, you must email me the information: 10 points

Locate in the Torah, where these Fasts/Holidays are mentioned. You must include which Parsha/Perek/Pasuk. Please include the Hebrew and English

 

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/default_cdo/jewish/holidays.htm

https://www.bimbam.com/judaism-101/jewish-holidays/

https://elmad.pardes.org/topics/

https://www.aish.com/h/

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/jewish-holiday-calendar

https://jteach.org/project/middot-chart/

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/calendar-of-major-jewish-holidays/

 

 

  1. Due January 10 end of class: 20 points

What are the laws of the Chag/Tzom? You must include where these laws came from , Torah, Shulchan Aruch… be specific for each law.

 

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/default_cdo/jewish/holidays.htm

https://www.bimbam.com/judaism-101/jewish-holidays/

https://elmad.pardes.org/topics/

https://www.aish.com/h/

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/jewish-holiday-calendar

https://jteach.org/project/middot-chart/

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/calendar-of-major-jewish-holidays/

 

 

  1. Due January 13 end of class: 10 points

Traditions in Israel, the rest of the world?

 

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/default_cdo/jewish/holidays.htm

https://www.bimbam.com/judaism-101/jewish-holidays/

https://elmad.pardes.org/topics/

https://www.aish.com/h/

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/jewish-holiday-calendar

https://jteach.org/project/middot-chart/

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/calendar-of-major-jewish-holidays/

 

 

  1. Due January 15 end of class: 15 points.

What are the additions in the Birkat Hamazon and Tfilah? Is there a special Shabbat before or after? What special blessing do we recite?

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/default_cdo/jewish/holidays.htm

https://www.bimbam.com/judaism-101/jewish-holidays/

https://elmad.pardes.org/topics/

https://www.aish.com/h/

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/jewish-holiday-calendar

https://jteach.org/project/middot-chart/

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/calendar-of-major-jewish-holidays/

 

You must include the Hebrew calendar dates when the Tzom or Chag is observed

Who is required to observe the mitzvot of your Chag and Tzom? You must include where you found the information – Torah, Shulchan Aruch….

 

  1. Due January 20 end of class: 30 points

You must include an activity for the class.  (For ex: Purim – make mishloach manot, Haman Tashen) , a quiz/ assessment.  Please NOTE: your presentation, if you decide to crate a Kahoot or Jeopardy is NOT the ACTIVITY for your class.

 

  1. Due January 24 end of class: 50 points

Work on Final Presentation January 22 and January 24:

 

 

  1. Presentations: January 27, 29 and 31: 100 points

 

THIS IS 50% OF YOUR GRADE FOR THIS TERM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP, I AM AVAILABLE DURING RECESS, LUNCH, EARLY MORNING AND AFTER SCHOOL.