November 7

Do you believe in and or agree we all have the right – “freedom of expression”?

Make sure you start with step 1. (Please do not go to step 3 until you finish step 1 and 2.

1.Please take 5 minutes and write your opinion based on the header of this blog. (Title your google doc, Freedom of Expression)

2. Ask someone in class their perspective and try to argue the other side.  (Add his/her argument and your counter-argument to the doc)



October 25

Grade 8 Weekly Round-UP

The 8th graders are learning about the Torah She’bal Peh.  For future assignments, the students will have the ability and skills to understand how Jewish law evolved and continues to evolve.   The first project we will be focusing on are the laws of Channukah: what miracle do we commemorate, why light 8 candles and why do we light in a certain direction.


October 10

Grade 6 Weekly Round-Up

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.

August 30

ברוכים הבאים – Welcome Back

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

מורה רותי

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February 14

Grade 6 core Hebrew – Reading Week homework

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 –
כבר שכחתי
מה אני רוצה.

And due to “needing to” so much –
I forgot
What do I want.

In one or two sentences, please answer: what is the song about?

October 4

First Current Event Assignment Due Friday

Good afternoon!

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