April 27

Women of Israel

Shalom Grade 6,

I hope you all had a wonderful Shabbat. I am proud of all of you for writing letters to Holocaust Survivors!  You are all modeling our North Stars: Being Responsible For One Another.

This week we will memorialize our Heros (Israeli Soldiers) on Tuesday and Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with the world on Wednesday.

Today, I would like all of you to watch this video about Women of Israel (Zionism).    Women of Zionism.  

On Thursday, April 30 we will have a quiz based on the information.  You will be able to use your notes.

Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

April 27

Celebrating and Memorializing Israel

Shalom Grade 7,

I hope you all had a wonderful Shabbat. I am proud of all of you for writing letters to Holocaust Survivors!  You are all modeling our North Stars: Being Responsible For One Another.

This week we will memorialize our Heros (Israeli Soldiers) on Tuesday and Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with the world on Wednesday.

Today, I would like all of you to watch the following 2 videos. The first is about Women of Israel (Zionism).  The second video is about Israel Independence.     Israel Independence   Women of Zionism

On Friday, May 1 we will have a quiz based on both videos. You will be able to use your notes.

Have a wonderful day.

April 21

Grades 6-8: Virtual Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Irene Zisblatt

Yesterday we watched a live stream of the Yom HaShoah ceremony that took place in Israel. Today the middle school students had a unique opportunity to chat with Holocaust survivor Irene Zisblatt via Google Meet. She shared her unimaginable story and distinctive perspective about hatred, faith, and the Holocaust. We are incredibly appreciative that Irene was able to take the time to spend a few hours with our students. I shared with the students that we are all truly lucky to be able to interact with a Holocaust survivor, as this opportunity will not be afforded to the next generation of individuals. We have the responsibility to never forget these atrocities and to retell their stories.

 

Click here to watch the our Google Meet conversation with Irene:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jpW6-GA7jNX5yrk5tE_J4mFz_9S6VMYI/view

 

7 Ideas for Observing Yom HaShoah from Home | ReformJudaism.org

April 20

Impact Holocaust Survivors

Today begins Yom Hashoa in Israel.

Especially now, we can make an impact with  Survivors. Please read all 6  Holocaust Survivor (see attachments below) bios.  Write a personal letter to each one of them.  I understand you many cut and paste a part of your letter but after reading the different biographies, I hope you will comment on their personal stories. (Suggestions:  talk about your family, what you did over Pesach, hobbies, share what life is like at home, and please ASK them questions as well as Advice). Please use one google doc for all 6 survivors.

Due end of class Thursday,  April 23. When you finish writing the letters, please watch some of the episodes of the Anne Frank Diaries Online:  Do you feel any connection after watching some of the videos?

Vera Schiff bio

Rose Lipszyc bio

Gershon Willinger bio

Eva Meisels bio

Elly Gotz bio

Edith Gelbard bio

April 20

Impacting Holocaust Survivors

 

Especially now, we can make an impact with  Survivors.  If you feel comfortable please read all 6  Holocaust Survivor (see attachments below) bios.  If you have time it would be wonderful if you are able to write a personal letter to each one of them.  I understand you many cut and paste a part of your letter but after reading the different biographies, I hope you will comment on their personal stories. (Suggestions:  talk about your family, what you did over Pesach, hobbies, share what life is like at home, and please ASK them questions as well as Advice). Please use one google doc for all 6 survivors.

If you do not feel comfortable, please write to different letters to the residents of the Lodge.

The idea of this assignment is our North Star – being responsible for one another.

Due end of class Friday,  April 24. When you finish writing the letters, please watch some of the episodes of the Anne Frank Diaries Online:  Do you feel any connection after watching some of the videos?  (Since the subject is the Holocaust, if you do not feel comfortable watching an Anne Frank Video, please write a journal entry, how you felt during Pesach vacation).

Vera Schiff bio

Rose Lipszyc bio

Gershon Willinger bio

Eva Meisels bio

Elly Gotz bio

Edith Gelbard bio

April 20

Impacting Holocaust (Shoah) Survivors Today

Especially now, we can make an impact with  Survivors.  If you feel comfortable please read all 6  Holocaust Survivor (see attachments below) bios.  If you have time it would be wonderful if you are able to write a personal letter to each one of them.  I understand you many cut and paste a part of your letter but after reading the different biographies, I hope you will comment on their personal stories. (Suggestions:  talk about your family, what you did over Pesach, hobbies, share what life is like at home, and please ASK them questions as well as Advice). Please use one google doc for all 6 survivors.

If you do not feel comfortable, please write to different letters to the residents of the Lodge.

The idea of this assignment is our North Star – being responsible for one another.

Due end of class Friday,  April 24. When you finish writing the letters, please watch some of the episodes of the Anne Frank Diaries Online:  Do you feel any connection after watching some of the videos?  (Since the subject is the Holocaust, if you do not feel comfortable watching an Anne Frank Video, please write a journal entry, how you felt during Pesach vacation).

 

 

Vera Schiff bio

Rose Lipszyc bio

Gershon Willinger bio

Eva Meisels bio

Elly Gotz bio

Edith Gelbard bio

April 19

The Sea of Galilee and Tibirias –

After conducting a research about the Kineret and T’veria, my Ivrit students of grade 7 class  created a brochure with information about this beautiful area in Israel. Sarah, Yamaya and Ma’ayan are inviting you to read their projects:

Sarah K.:

https://www.canva.com/design/DAD25ymfjIk/ko0lWU7vGaq_yzhftyQXeg/edit

Yamaya:

https://www.canva.com/design/DAD4IGXBzkI/ez2_50nMvWzk2K7XI7MpVg/edit

Ma’ayan:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/maayan.shrem%40theojcs.ca?projector=1

April 19

Why is it important to know Hebrew?

My amazing group of grade 8 students completed a project on: “What are the benefits of learning Hebrew?”          ” למה חשוב לדבר עברית?”

Here are the projects written by Talia, Jessica, Aidan and Lior:

Talia

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17xd7eyCa1pEBXHUhOyTN_3Zre_4-Sh0Qa8V3cCQFVuo/edit#slide=id.g1e0014b44370b922_15

Jessica:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bBOwKcw8b3gPs3bl7ZflmgisZ7Wdxoqww4AYYVCq_rU/edit#slide=id.p

Aidan:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i6u3bOAj8Cwbx_0Rvl7a4KlOJnNnRJ2201mNzdCxd5M/edit#slide=id.g72ac50878f_0_19

Lior:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ythrYh2sbGBvp0jBE33zp3iQoAOdip6EA0CW9ECJvMA/edit#slide=id.g71a34e0be6_0_5

 

 

April 1

PESACH VACATION

Today, our final class before Pesach break, we will discuss acts of kindness and how we can make this Pesach meaningful. Additionally, we will create a day to day calendar for family activities during Pesach.

 

We will also create a new song using the verses from Echad Mi Yodeah.  Either a song about kindness or OJCS.  Lyrics click here