IJC Hebrew School Newsletter: Session 12
Next Session: January 21
Hebrew School will continue this coming weekend on Saturday, January 21 at the usual location. WE NEED PARENTS TO SIGN UP FOR SNACK. Can you please take a moment to choose two dates in the coming weeks? https://goo.gl/0mfEjY.
Please also mark your calendars and note these two location changes:
Below is a summary from the the last session of Hebrew School. Thank you to Maayan M. for substituting for Shaya! We hope you are feeling better.
Introduction/Ma'agal and Kita Aleph (Dafna): We started ma'agal by introducing the new kids in the group. We then learned about the 12 tribes of Israel, their background names and symbols. We played a game of Twister with the tribes and learned the word tribe/s Shevet/im
When the lesson started, Kita Aleph began by teaching the Shalom song to the new kids in the group. We then read the story of Jacob and Esav and Jacob's ladder. We had a discussion about the story and about God's promises to Jacob. Each child built his own Jacob's ladder and we learned a new song about Jacob. After the break we continued studying Hebrew letters and reviewed all we'd learned so far. We went on to study 3 new letters and words in Hebrew (Samech, Ain, Pei) and played a questions game with them.
Kita Beit (Maayan M.): In the first session we learned the story of Jacob, Rachel and Lea and introduced the family tree from Abraham and Sarah to the 12 children of Jacob, from whom the 12 tribes descended. We then learned the Hebrew words for family members (grandpa, grandma, mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, aunt), and each child created his own family tree. In the second session, after completing the family trees, we discussed two issues arising from the story of Jacob and his wives: making and keeping promises, and playing tricks (the difference between a funny and harmless trick and one which might hurt someone). The kids each wrote down on a note a small promise. We then played a game where we covered the eyes of one of the kids and let him guess who is the kid standing in front of him. Finally, we played a couple of games to practice the days of the week and the numbers (1-10) in Hebrew.
Bar Mitzvah class (Mayaan S.): After Ma'agal, we learned and discussed the story of Jacob and Esau. We spoke about different interpretations of the story and shared our thoughts and feeling on the subject of sibling rivalries, violence and reconciliation. For the second half we worked in the Hebrew through prayer book on different blessings such as the Havdalah blessings, Kiddush and Shehechiyanu.
Upcoming Snack Families:
January 21 Andy
January 28 ???
February 4 Pam
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.