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Dalet (4th Grade)

Dalet Updates followed by their weekly schedules:

In Tefilah we reviewed the prayers for Shabbat.  In class we learned the names of the 5 books of Moses

בראשית   -  Genesis

שמות     -    Exodus

ויקרא     -  Leviticus

במדבר    - Numbers

דברים    -  Deuteronomy

We also spoke about the sacrifices in the ancient times and how we get close to G-d today.  We reviewed our Ivrit (Hebrew) reading through games.  We also continued practicing the blessings before and after the Torah and Haftorah.

Please make sure to review : 

1. Birkhot Hashachar

2. Baruch Sheamar​​​​​​​

3. The blessing before and after the Torah and Haftorah.

This link has an access to a downloadable PDF text of all of the prayers for our students to study at their own pace:  https://www.amyisrael.org/practicing-tefillah.html

-Written 3-13-19 by Mrs. Tikva Moustakis, tmoustakis@amyisrael.org

Today we had a great day of reading in groups. We had three Madrichim which allowed us to break into small groups. They each read at random pages in the Shabbat siddur. Each child had a chance to read individually which helps them focus on reading. With only a few hours a week to learn a language it presents a challenge. Then we had about 5 minutes of viewing synagogues around the world. 

-Written 3-10-19 by Mr. Dennis Gelbart, dgelbart@amyisrael.org

We have continued to study the idea of a kehilah kedoshah, a holy community. Last week we considered what it means to include many different types of people in out communities, and to accommodate their needs, using Susan Cain's TED talk "The Power of Introverts" as a jumping-off point. We also used Diébédo Francis Kéré's talk to explore what happens when a community is able to come together for an important goal. Both videos sparked fascinating discussions, and clearly opened up new ways to think about these issues!

-Written 2-26-19 by Hazzan Lawrence Szenes-Strauss (Mr. S.), lszenesstrauss@amyisrael.org

We worked on reading Birkot Hashachar, Baruch She’amar, Vayomer and the b'rachot (blessings) before and after the Haftorah.  We continued with Hebrew script writing and singing songs in honor of Israel's Birthday.

This link has an access to a downloadable PDF text of all of the prayers for our students to study at their own pace:  https://www.amyisrael.org/practicing-tefillah.html

-Written 2-20-19 by Mrs. Tikva Moustakis, tmoustakis@amyisrael.org

The class continued their review of the Jewish service and Hebrew reading.  The goal of the exercise was to familiarize them with the prayers so they can follow along in any synagogue. We reviewed the major components of the prayer service and took time to read from the siddur.

-Written 2-5-19 by Mr. Eytan Dallal, Substitute Teacher

Please click here to read class updates from previous weeks.

Sunday Dalet SJS Schedule

Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
9:15 a.m. 9:55 a.m. Yahadut (Judaica) and Ivrit (Hebrew) Room 8  Mr. Dennis Gelbart
9:55 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Yahadut (Judaica) and Ivrit (Hebrew) Room 6 Hazzan Lawrence Szenes-Strauss (Mr. S)
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Chugim (Choice Acitivties): See Directly Below Various Various

 

Sunday Chugim (Choice Activities)

Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Alef/Bet Helpers Room 3 Ms. Diane Rosenfeld
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Band Chug Lower Level Library Mr. Marc Nevins
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Gan Helpers Room 1 Morah Lynn Washer
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Kadima Chug Rooms 9 and 10 Morah Sandra Mieli Kamm and Mr. Allan Arnet
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Kahoot Chug Room 8 Mr. Dennis Gelbart
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Musical Drama Chug Room 6 Hazzan Lawrence Szenes-Strauss (Mr. S.)
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Omanut (Art) Chug Lower Level Omanut (Art) Room Ms. Sara Preis and Ms. Sheila Serota
 

 

Wednesday Dalet SJS Schedule

Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
4:15 p.m. 4:50 p.m. Tefillah (Prayer) Sanctuary or Courtyard Mr. Sherman & Gimel, Dalet & Hei Teaching Team
4:55 p.m. 5:35 p.m. Ivrit (Hebrew) Room 8 Mrs. Tikva Moustakis
5:35 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Yahadut (Judaica) Room 8 Mrs. Tikva Moustakis

 

NOTE: Please click here to access Dalet SJS Curricular Learning Objectives, Materials and Resources.

This picture, taken during a Wednesday Tefillah session at SJS, includes Kitah Hei and Kitah Dalet, as these two classes joined together twice this year to lead Friday evening services.  

 

Thu, March 21 2019 14 Adar II 5779