6th grade

Moreh Mitchell Israel

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/17 –
1. We finished and presented our projects from last week
2. We did a case study on Judaism in Ethiopia and read a picture book called Day of Delight
3. We discussed how being Jewish is different around the world
4.  We had  T’fillah and Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
11/17 – Remember to bring supplies,Tzedakah, and box tops.

 
 

Today in class we worked on:
11/10 –
1. Morah Ari & Matthew led us in Shira.
2. Continued our discussion of Judaism in Israel.
3. Began working on a group project to share the information learned about the different branches of Judaism in the USA.
4. We discussed what work was completed and what needs to be done to present next week.
5. Rabbi Prass, Morah Ari, and Matthew led 4th – 6th grade in T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
11/10 – Remember to bring supplies,Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/3 –
1. Morah Ari and Matthew led 4th – 6th grade in shira.
2. Comparison and contrast between the three major streams of Judaism
3. We played a Powerpoint game guessing whether images were associated with Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox
4. We learned about Judaism in Israel and how it is different
5.  Rabbi Prass, Morah Ari, and Matthew led 4th – 6th grade in t’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
11/3 – Remember to bring supplies, Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/27 –
1. The history of Orthodox Judaism. How did it begin? What are the principles?  What makes someone Orthodox vs Reform?
2. We watched a video of a young actor who has embraced Orthodox Judaism. https://youtu.be/bEYetJgpKk8
3. We wrote in our journal 2 facts of something we learned today.
4.  We had and all school shira & havdalah.
5. We had a program about the Reform Movement’s summer camp. https://osrui.org/summer/
Homework to be completed by next class: 
10/27 – Remember to bring supplies,Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/20 –
1. The history of Conservative Judaism. How did it begin? What is similar and different from Reform?
2. Discussed Conservative Judaism’s core values
3. We watched a video on the Conservative movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1t2LD7KdBg
4. We had an icebreaker/team builder led by our Madricha
5.  We had  T’fillah and Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
10/20 – Remember to bring supplies, Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/13 – It was a special morning in that, in advance of the Sukkot holiday we had a special program at CBA’s synagogue.
1) We began the session with an all school T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari. We heard a story about sukkot, and we talked about the different ‘things’ in our synagogue space which make this space ‘holy’ vs a regular room. (aka eternal lamp, ark, etc.)
2) Our class joined the other grades in our Religious School, for a series of rotations related to the holiday. At each station we learned new things including possible themes and images we might want to assemble in our own sukkah and discussing broken items in our world today.
3) Additionally, we had the chance, with Rabbi Bellows to visit the Beth Am sukkah outside, sign our name on the 5780 panel, and shake the lulav/etrog.
4) With Rabbi Prass we talked about the situation of interning children at the US border with Mexico. This was done in an age appropriate way. Also, we didn’t discuss border policy, but rather focused on the living conditions those detained are going thru.
5) This was a lead in to our special Tzedakah project of the session, where our class, in conjunction with other Chicagoland synagogues, made packets of sanitary items for those women and yeladim.
6) We concluded with a very spirited shira session of ballads geared towards Chag HaSukkot with Morah Ari!
Chag Sameach to all!

 

 

 
Today in class we worked on:
10/6 –
1. The history of Reform Judaism. How did it begin? History of the movement in the United States.
2. Discussed how Beth Am fits into the Reform Movement.
3. We watched a video on the beginning of Reform Judaism. https://youtu.be/99J0Yvbs19w
4. We wrote in our journal 2 facts of something we learned today.
5.  We had T’fillah and Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
10/6 – Remember to bring supplies, Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/22 –
1. Why it’s important to know the history before trying to understand how Judaism exists today.
2. Talked about our family background and how we ended up where we are.
3. We watched a video on Jewish immigration to the US.
4. We played a guessing game with pictures of celebrities, and guessed if they were Jewish.
5.  We had  T’fillah and Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
9/22 – Remember to bring supplies,Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/15 –
1. Reminding ourselves what Kavod is . Discussed the meaning of the following quote: “ Respect other people’s feelings.  It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy Bennett .
2. Continued discussing class expectations. Class wrote a Class Brit ( Agreement) which everyone signed.
3. We decorated our Journal books. We made cards for the college boxes.
4. We wrote in our journals about what we think their expectations for the class are or 3 ideas about Kavod(Respect).
5.  We had  T’fillah and Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
9/15 – Remember to bring supplies,, Tzedakah, and box tops.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/8 –
1. Introduction to Parents- parents thanks for coming to hear our expectations and what we will study in class this year.
2. Discussion of class expectations and get to know you games.
3. Had a class discussion about what does it mean to be Jewish.

⦁ Read 2 poems about what it means to be Jewish.  One was written by a child who was in a concentration camp. It came from the book, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” by Jewish Children in the Concentration Camp Theresienstadt.
⦁ We wrote a short paragraph about what it means to be Jewish.
4.  We had Shira.
Homework to be completed by next class: 
9/8 – Remember to bring supplies, Marble cover composition book, Tzedakah, and box