November 22, 2015 Mitzvah 2- 6/7

In November, class began with a review of last week’s discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Today’s class began with a review of last weeks discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Then, we covered the early years of Nazi Germany, from 1933 to 1938. We discussed the Nuremberg laws, and Kristallnacht…. Read More

November 22, 2015 -Mitzvah 1- 4/5

We finished up our discussion of the Ethiopian Jews, also known as the Falasha. We finished up the last few pages of the story of Solomon & the Queen of Sheba. That led us to reviewing the journey from Ethiopia to Jerusalem that Makeda took. We discussed what it means to be a Humanistic Jew…. Read More

November 22, 2015 – Zahav – 2/3

Hello, Zahav Class Families! This month, our Sunday School class talked about values and ethical behavior. We spent some time defining these hard words and concepts, trying to relate them to our everyday lives. We decided values are ideas that are important to us and help us decide how to act. Ethical behavior is acting… Read More

November 22, 2015 – Kesef- K/1

In Sunday school we are talking about Chanukah. We read a couple of stories and reviewed the story and symbols for the holiday. We will learn a song and dance for the party, which my class does every year. Some children made humanorahs ( menorahs for our congregation). On November 22, we continued talking about… Read More

November 15, 2015 – Mitzvah 6/7

Today’s class is was an awesome example of what brings me back to CHJ each year.  Such involved discussion and connections!  The students created such and engaging and enriching experience for themselves, each other and me as well. We spoke about the forming of ghettos, ghetto life and increased tactics used to identify the Jewish… Read More

November 15 – Zahav & Pre-Mitzvah (4/5)

In today’s class we discussed what it means to be a Humanistic Jew. We discussed the different sects of Judaism including: reformed, conservative, orthodox, & chassidic. Each sect was defined and the differences & similarities were reviewed. We focused on the principals Humanists affirm. Including the following: Human beings possess the power and responsibility to… Read More

November 1, 2015 – Zahav & Pre-Mitzvah (4/5)

Today our Sunday School class talked about values and ethical behavior. We spent some time defining these hard words and concepts, trying to relate them to our everyday lives. We decided values are ideas that are important to us and help us decide how to act. Ethical behavior is acting in a good way toward… Read More

November 1, 2015 – Mitzvah – 6/7

  Today’s class began with a review of last week’s discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Then, we covered the early years of Nazi Germany, from 1933 to 1938.  We discussed the Nuremberg laws, and Kristallnacht. Your students are impressively well versed in the idea of an economic depression. We discussed how Post… Read More

October 2015 – Kesef – K/1

Kesef (Taffy – K/1) At Sunday school this month, we talked about Shabbat. We read a story about a bear in Brooklyn, and read about Sammy the spider whose family celebrates Shabbat. The children learned Hebrew letters of Shin and Sin. They read Shabbat shalom in Hebrew. The kids had a free play time with my assistant,… Read More

October 2015 – Zahav & Pre-Mitzvah 4/5

Zahav (Emily) & Pre-Mitzvah (Marnie – 4/5)  Hello Zahav Class Families!      We had another fun day at Sunday School! Although today was a small group (just Ariel and Zoey) we made the most of our time together by reviewing the High Holidays and wrapping this series up with the upcoming holiday, Simchat Torah. We not… Read More

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