A quick note about homework: I had asked you to download "tiyulim" for any of your i-devices. Some of you are having trouble. This is due to the ios 7 update. Torah Aura is working on fixing it and it should be working within the week. Please be on the lookout for the new update. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime, for homework, please have your kids watch the Hebrew video below.
We had another fabulous week at the Cohen School, filled with fun, learning, and ruach. We were so happy to welcome our Israeli emissary, Matan, to our synagogue. Matan lives on a moshav near the city of Afula. CHeck out this beautiful place in the picture seen below. While he was with us, he showed us a great video all about Israel and he taught us some fun Israeli games.
We continued learning our Hebrew letters today with the letter "lamed". Words like "lulav", "lev" (heart), and "lechem" (bread) all start with the letter lamed. So far we know 5 letters!
After Hebrew time, we read the story of Noah's Ark. Some of us were familiar with the story, and others were not. What many kids didn't know was that Noah was considered the kindest man of his time, and this is why God chose him to build the ark. We thought about what it meant to be "the kindest of your time". Inspired by the story of Noah, we are embarking on creating a "kindness guide", which will help us all better understand what we can do to show kindness. Stay tuned for the final product.
I'm Sari Guttin, the Grade 2/3 Teacher and the Educational Director. I am thrilled to be here in this wonderful community to share my love of learning and Jewish values with my students!