V'Samachta B'Chagecha Vehayita Ach Sameach! And you shall REJOICE in your holiday and you shall be VERY HAPPY! (actual commandment from G-d!!)
This Thursday night and Friday will be SIMCHAT TORAH! What do we do on this holiday? We celebrate the Torah and our connection to G-d and Judaism. There will be lots of singing and dancing with the Torah. It is beautiful! This week we discussed the Torah. What does the Torah mean to the Jewish people? What is your connection to the Torah? We also ate snack, shook lulav and etrog, and had a lesson with the Rabbi - all in the Sukkah!
Last week we learned about Sukkot... and the class already knew so much! What a great time we had helping with decorations for the Sukkah! We focused on the Arbah Minim, the "four types," the lulav (date branch), willow, myrtle and etrog (citron) and what they represent. We made our own versions of each of the arbah minim in model magic. We also played Jewperdy! What fun!
HOMEWORK due 9/29: Reading and questions to be done with assistance from parents
Hebrew Homework: For those in my hebrew class, I gave two (quick) worksheets and one optional worksheet
As always, let me know if you have any questions!
CHAG SAMEACH! HAPPY HOLIDAY!!
Welcome to morah Alexa's class! I am thrilled to be apart of this very important year in your lives!
This is our class page. I will regularly be making important posts, so please keep an eye out!
"Success in t'shuva is not measured by the final score at the end of the game. It is measured by the playing. The striving for good is goodness itself. The striving for perfection is what perfects…"
This week we got to know each other... and not just our names! We discussed the meaning of t'shuva (the process of returning, spiritually), and how it applies to our own daily lives. The process of t'shuva is exemplified in a short video of Jonah we watched and discussed. We also worked on small posters about hopes/goals for the next year, which I hope we are all looking over each morning of this week!
Parents: If you want a quick lesson about Rosh Hashanah, ask your kids what the similarity is between an alarm clock and a shofar!
Homework: 100% completion of the "getting to know you" assignment I passed out, due 9/15. Bring our New Year goals sheet in to class 9/15.
L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem! May you be written and inscribed for a good year! Wishing you all happy, healthy, love-filled year!