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Adapt and Flex

By Rachel Kann, Religious School Director


      I continue to be deeply impressed and amazed by our Religious School students. Their ability to adapt and flex with heart and patience is inspiring. And we always have a good laugh! I appreciate the opportunity to see these bright kids be creative within new parameters.

      And even with only a few weeks left, we at the Religious School continue to deepen our relationship…sometimes even because of technology itself! Here are our latest reports from the Zoom Rooms:

Update on Hebrew from Gili

       This week, we revised chapters 1-9, and the students completed the "checkpoint" activity in their textbooks. Afterwards, they read words that they learned last week for Israel Yom H'Atzmaut, and they translated them. I can't believe that we have only two more weeks of Hebrew school this year. I am so proud of our students and their amazing progress in reading and understanding Hebrew.

Update on Tk-2nd from Mora Rachel

      This week’s focus was the Hebrew calendar and its holidays. Children created their very own Iyar calendar, spelling, decorating, counting and discussing how Lag B’Omer falls on Iyar 18 (May 12). Last, they reviewed and labeled the days of the week in Hebrew.

Update on Parsha Reflections from Rachel K.

      We are preparing a poetry reading showcasing the absolutely extraordinary Parsha Poetry the students have been writing via Zoom chat for our last few weeks together. I have committed myself to finding the positive elements of the strange new collective experience we find ourselves in, and I am absolutely blown away by the extraordinary Parsha Poetry the students have written this year. We will have our poetry reading on Wednesday, May 27 from 5:05 to 5:30 p.m.


Update on Tefillah with Rabbi Botnick

      The students played Kahoot, a video game with Tefillah trivia, with Rabbi Botnick. The students are having a blast connecting with the rabbi in this way. Rabbi Gabriel invites families to join him for Kabbalat Shabbat Friday night davening to deepen the children’s Tefillah practice.

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