Students in the 4th/5th grade class are extending their work on "prayer" by creating collages depicting various aspects of Jewish prayer. Some are illustrating a particular prayer, or type of prayer, while others are creating visual summaries of the range of responses given to a specific question asked in their prayer interviews with parents and other adults from our congregation.
In Hebrew class, we continue to practice reading fluency and gain vocabulary. We are practicing the blessings and prayers from the Shabbat morning Torah service as a way to both practice our Hebrew and provide students some familiarity and practice with leading this part of the service. Hopefully, a good number will learn and master this small section of the service and be able to lead it during their bar or bat mitzvah! For "group tefilla," our classes will meet separately every couple of weeks to run through the Shabbat service. There is, of course, no substitute for the real thing! If you want to learn this material, come to a Shabbat service on the first and/or third Saturdays of the month!
I have posted the text of "Ein Kamocha," the first prayer of the Torah service, along with audio so that students can practice at home. Click here, or access it from the main school page.