Hey 5 Hey – 7th grade

 

Morah Miranda Wilgus

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/6 – Today we discussed the idea of identifying with the suffering of others. We talked about what it means, why it is important, and how we can be sure we do it. Students had wonderful ideas and comments, including discussing empathy, sympathy, putting yourself in others’ shoes. We also looked at how the evolution of Moses showed how even he had to learn to identify suffering and how to react in the most beneficial way.
We also continued in Chapter 2 of our Hebrew books, and joined the rest of the school for Tefilah with Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/6 – Read Hebrew aloud 15 minutes every day, and practice with online resources for 45 minutes each week. Complete the exercises in chapter 2 of your Hebrew book.

 
 

Today in class we worked on:
10/30 –
1) Today was a busy day.
2) We worked on chapter 2 of our Hebrew book, learning new vocabulary.
3) Then Rabbi Prass joined us for a session of Stump the Rabbi.
4) And after that, we discussed the concept of personal responsibility, and that as we make choices, we become responsible for the implications of those decisions.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/30 – Continue to read Hebrew aloud at least 15 minutes a day, and work with online resources that were provided last week at least 45 minutes a week. Complete the exercises in Chapter 2 for us to review next week.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/23 – Today we reviewed the concept of tzedakah and how the root of the word is justice. We discussed why justice is at the heart of tzedakah and our task of making the world a better place. We then discussed change and whether it is something to be dreaded or welcomed. We went on to see how the Torah tells us Moses handled changed when tapped to lead the Israelites from Egypt.
We also joined the rest of the school for tefilah with Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/23 – Continue reading Hebrew aloud for 15 minutes each day. Practice reading the dialogue for chapter 2, and work on the first 2 pages of exercises in chapter 2 of your Hebrew book.
Here are some online resources:
The J Site: http://j.co.il/
My Jewish Games: http://www.my-jewish-games.com/
Hebrew Verbs: https://www.hebrew-verbs.co.il/
Aleph Bet on the Net: https://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ylcflx/Aleph-Bet/index.html
Hebrew Hot Sites: https://jr.co.il/hotsites/hebrew.htm

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/16 –
Today we discuss the concept of Tikun Olam – repairing the world. How our job as Jews and humans is to make the world a better place than when we got here. We learned about the teachings of Rabbi Rashi and Rabbi Tarfon that said although the work is large, together, we can do it.
We also continued with Chapter 2 of our Hebrew book.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/16 – Continue reading the dialogue of Chapter 2 in our Hebrew book at least 15 minutes every day and complete the first 2 pages of exercises in chapter 2 of the Hebrew book.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/2 –
1. Reviewed the Hebrew letters.
2. Went over the Barachu. We completed p 11 in our textbook.
3. Bet and Gimel students practiced the beginning words of a blessing. We practiced saying the Blessing over the wine and the Challah.
4. We played games to practice our Hebrew letters and vowels.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 – Daled students continue to work on the Barachu. Bet students had no homework. Gimel students were Remember to bring supplies and your book to class.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/2 – Today was a fun and packed day. We chose our tzedakah project for the year – 4 Ocean (https://4ocean.com/). Then Rabbi Prass came in for a session of Stump the Rabbi, where students are encouraged to ask questions about a variety of things regarding Judaism. There were some great questions and a wonderful discussion. Following that, we worked on our Hebrew, working on basic vocabulary and completing exercises in Chapter 1.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 – Complete the exercises in Chapter 1 in your Hebrew Book. Continue reading Hebrew aloud for at least 15 minutes each day, and work on the dialogue at the beginning of Chapter 2.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/25 – Today we discussed the concept of Tikun Olam – Repairing the World, and how that is one of the responsibilities of the Jewish people. We discussed how as Jews, it is incumbent upon us to help fix the world and to create relationships to invite others to join us to make the world a better place than when we found it.
We also worked on our first lesson in our Hebrew Book, then joined the rest of the school for tefilah with Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/25 – Practice reading the dialogue in Chapter 1 of your Hebrew book and do the first 2 pages of exercises in the 1st chapter. Continue to practice reading Hebrew outloud at least 15 minutes each day. Bring in ideas for our tzedakah project for the year.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/18 – Today we looked at the ‘Ladder of Tzedakah’ and discussed the different levels of giving as described by Rabbi Maimonides. Students had an opportunity to place the different levels of tzedakah into the Rambam’s categories, and discussed why those were the levels he determined.
We also spent some time defining and translating Hebrew terms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/18 – Practice reading the first dialogue section of Chapter one in our Hebrew book and work on exercises on page 6.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/11 – Today was a great first class. We discussed the concept of Tzedakah-the root of which it tzedek – Justice. We discussed the concept of charity as justice, and the idea of making the world a just and righteous place.
We also played a review game of Hebrew letters and words prior to jumping into our new Hebrew book.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/11 – Read Hebrew aloud at least 15 minutes a day and practice the first dialogue of Chapter 1 in our Hebrew book.
Also think if ideas for our tzedaka project for this year.