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Gimel (3rd Grade)

Shalom Gimel Families,
Over the past few weeks we have discussed others who have inner strength and have helped themselves and the community, but we wrapped up this unit on Gevurah with a focus on what we as individuals can do. We started with a review of what we have learned so far and then asked the students to look inward. Today's session was our introduction to achrayut, and all of the different types of roles and responsibilities we have in our lives. The students related this to the idea that each person is important. We started out with an activity that illustrated the many roles we have in our own lives within our community and at home. We will also learned what happens when the opposite occurs and how easily everything can fall apart.
● Students should now know several types of strength: inner strength, physical
strength, personal strengths, and strength of community.
● Students discussed the ways in which G-d has Gevurah and how we can use those strengths in our own lives
● Students learned about how Hanukkah is celebrated in Israel
  • Students learned that we all have different roles and responsibilities for different parts of our lives.
  • Students explored the notion that If we all do our own part well that life runs more smoothly
  • Students learned about the importance of achrayut within a Jewish context.
Table Talk: What are each of our strengths in our family? How can we use our strengths to help the world? What project will we do as a family to help our community? Discuss the various roles you have within your family. Does everyone always do his or her own share? What can you do to make sure everyone within our family works together?
On Sunday, the students will work on a project relating to their responsibilities relating to a hat they wear in their life (i.e. their role may be a student, and some of their responsibilities might include homework and organization). I have asked the students to please work on the following at home prior to Sunday (and to please bring their work written down on a piece of paper):
They should make a list of all their roles, or hats. Here is an example: daughter, sister, teacher, friend, student, swim team member, cousin, Jew, Girl Scout. After making a list, they should pick one item on the list and list all the things they are responsible for when wearing that hat.
A couple of reminders:
  • Please remember to send tzedakah with your student on Sundays. Currently the students have collected $46.32 as a class!
  • The Shalom Club and Ruach Club will be going to Nickel City on Sunday (12:15 - 2:00)! Please RSVP here.
As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Shira Sender

-Written 12-12-18 by Mrs. Shira Sender,


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Sunday Gimel SJS Schedule


Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
9:15 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Ivrit (Hebrew) Room 5 Mrs. Shira Sender
10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Shira (Music) Room 1 Cantor Simon
10:15 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Yahadut (Judaica) and/or Omanut (Art) Room 5 or Lower Level Art Room Mrs. Shira Sender, Ms. Sara Preis & Ms. Sheila Serota
10:55 a.m. 11:05 a.m. Snack Room 5 Mrs. Shira Sender
11:05 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Finish and/or Reflect on Yahadut lesson Room 5 Mrs. Shira Sender
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Chugim (Choice Acitivities): 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 Gimel 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 5 Mrs. Shira Sender
5:35 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Yahadut (Judaica) Room 5 Mrs. Shira Sender


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


Wed, January 23 2019 17 Shevat 5779