Zayin & Het (7th & 8th Grades) & Post B’nai Mitzvah Madrichim (Teen Assistants) & Madrichim-In-Training

SJS & Youth Programming Calendar

Please click here to access the SJS & Youth Programming Calendar 2022-2023 (5782-5783)

Please click here to see what Zayin/Het (7th & 8th Grades) are learning

Sunday Learning Schedule

Teacher: Mr. Dennis Gelbart dennisgelbart@hotmail.com

Madrichim Trainer & Program Facilitator: Mr. Allan Arnet aarnet@amyisrael.org

Start Time End Time Scheduled Class or Activity
9:15 –  am 9:25 a.m. SJS B’Yachad (Together): Morning Check In with Mr. Gelbart that sets the tone for the SJS session
9:30 a.m. 10:00 am Participation in Am Yisrael’s congregational Sunday Morning Minyan
10:05 a.m.  10:45 am Limudei Yahadut (Jewish Studies): Learning through stories, play, acting, movement, singing, PBL (project based learning), etc. with Mr. Gelbart
10:50 am 11:25 am Chugim (Elective Activities): (a) Band/Orchestra with Mr. Marc Nevins; (b) Big Questions with Morah Wendy Malkin; (c) Blooket with Mr. Dennis Gelbart; (d) Chaverim/Gesher SA/TO Planning & Implementation with Morah Melissa Shabat & Mrs. Sandra Mieli Kamm; (e) Omanut (Art) with Ms. Sara Preis & Ms. Sheila Serota; (f) Yad Squad with Mrs. Shira Sender
11:30 am 11:40 am Zayin Het B’Yachad (Together) with Mr. Gelbart & Madrichim
11:40 am 12:10 pm Pre-B’nai Mitzvah Ivrit (Hebrew) in Small Groups and 1:1 facilitated by Mr. Gelbart with assistance from Madrichim NOTE: Post-B’nai Mitzvah students serve as Madrichim for other classes once they have completed Madrichim In Training program
12:10 pm 12:15 pm SJS Dismissal

Wednesday Learning Schedule

Teacher: Hazzan Lawrence Szenes-Strauss (Mr. S.) lszenesstrauss@amyisrael.org

Madrichim Trainer & Program Facilitator: Mr. Allan Arnet aarnet@amyisrael.org

Start Time End Time Scheduled Class or Activity
4:15 pm 4:25 pm SJS B’Yachad (Together): Afternoon Check In with Mr. S. that sets the tone for the SJS session
4:30 pm 5:15 pm Pre-B’nai Mitzvah Ivrit (Hebrew) in Small Group and 1:1 facilitated by Mr. S. with assistance from Madrichim NOTE: Post-B’nai Mitzvah students serve as Madrichim for other classes once they have completed Madrichim In Training program
5:15 pm 5:30 pm Limudei Yahadut (Jewish Studies): Learning through stories, play, acting, movement, singing, project based learning (PBL), etc. with Mr. S.
5:30 pm 5:45 pm Iyun Tefillah about meaning of prayers of the season or in general with Mr. Sherman
5:45 pm 6:05 pm Limudei Yahadut (Jewish Studies): Learning through stories, play, acting, movement, singing, project based learning (PBL), etc. with Mr. S.
6:10 pm 6:15 pm SJS Dismissal

Materials and Curricular Resources:

ShalomLearning Curriculum Overview: ShalomLearning Curriculum Overview

ShalomLearning Login: ShalomLearning Login

Am Yisrael Congregation’s Website: https://www.amyisrael.org

Jewish Interactive: https://jitap.net

Hebrew In Harmony: https://www.behrmanhouse.com/hih

The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah…and Your Life: http://www.jewishlights.com/page/product/978-1-58023-458-0

JPS The B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary: https://jps.org/books/jps-bnai-mitzvah-torah-commentary/

B’nai Mitzvah Process and Preparation at Am Yisrael: https://www.amyisrael.org/bnaimitzvahprocessandpreparation

Siddur Lev Shalem: https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/resources-ideas/lev-shalem-series/siddur-lev-shalem

Tefillah Texts and Audios for Am Yisrael: https://www.amyisrael.org/practicing-tefillah.html

Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts: https://www.sefaria.org

MyJewishLearning: https://www.myjewishlearning.com

JTeach.org: https://jteach.org

Consultation from Matan: The National Voice in Jewish Special Education: https://matankids.org

Israel Link: https://www.israellink.org

Echos and Reflections: Teaching the Holocaust, Inspiring the Classroom: https://echoesandreflections.org

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center: https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

United States Holocaust Museum Virtual Tours: https://www.ushmm.org/teach/teaching-materials/primary-sources-collections/virtual-field-trip/virtual-tour-for-students

Roller Coaster Grandma: https://store.behrmanhouse.com/index.php/roller-coaster-grandma-the-amazing-story-of-dr-ruth.html

Danny Siegel’s Website: http://www.mitzvahheroesfund.org/mitzvah_heroes_danny.html

Doing Good Together: 101 Easy, Meaningful Service Projects for Families, Schools and Communities: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/store/doing-good-together-101-easy-meaningful-service-projects-for-families-schools-and-communities

Review Common Prefixes: https://images.shulcloud.com/1177/uploads/SJS-PDFs/Common-Hebrew-Prefixes.pdf

Review Common Hebrew words found in the Siddur, Tier I: https://images.shulcloud.com/1177/uploads/SJS-PDFs/Common-Hebrew-Vocabulary-Tier-I.pdf

Review Common Hebrew words found in the Siddur, Tier II: https://images.shulcloud.com/1177/uploads/SJS-PDFs/Common-Hebrew-Vocabulary-Tier-II.pdf

Learn Common Suffixes: https://images.shulcloud.com/1177/uploads/SJS-PDFs/Common-Hebrew-Suffixes.pdf

Teacher Bios

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Updated 9-22-2022, 26 Elul 5782