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Prozdor (8th Grade)

Prozdor Update followed by their weekly schedules:

We have spent the year with a focus on 3 different components coming through in different ways. The first is that we discussed beyond basic surface level when it came to the holidays and the stories from the Bible that they have been learning about throughout their time at SJS. The second was we went through the founding of the modern state of Israel, including why it was important, what challenges were faced at every step of the way throughout history and even once it happened what challenges continued to face the country. The third was discussing how current events were affecting them in a year where things such as anti semitism were on the rise in the news.

-Written 5-17-19 by Morah Aviva Tilles, atilles@amyisrael.org

Our Yom HaShoah program focused on the theme of indifference to the suffering and persecution of others. In doing so, it highlighted the response of the American government and many Americans to the plight of Jewish refugees from Nazi antisemitism seeking entrance into this country during the 1930's. The response was characterized largely by xenophobia, nativism and Judeophobia. The American refusal to admit greater numbers of Jewish refugees was highlighted by the screening of the film, "The Double Crossing: The Story of the St. Louis." The 80th anniversary of this doomed voyage of some 900 Jewish refugees, turned away by the United States, Canada and Cuba, symbolized the indifferent response of the world to Jews attempting to flee the Third Reich. The lesson that Elie Wiesel took from the world's apathy in the face of the genocide of European Jewry was that the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Another lesson is the need for a Jewish state, the state of Israel, that can serve as a Jewish refuge and haven.

-Written 5-6-19 by Dr. Elliot Lefkovitz

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Sunday Prozdor SJS Schedule

Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Madrichim Responsibilities and/or Madrichim Professional Development Various Based on Madrichim Assignments from Mr. Sherman (for those who are a part of that program)
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Yahadut (Judaica) and Ivrit (Hebrew) Room 7 Morah Aviva Tilles
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
 

 

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

Sun, July 21 2019 18 Tammuz 5779