IJC Hebrew School Newsletter
Next Session: Saturday, December 10
If you haven't already, please sign up to do something for our upcoming Channukah party on Saturday, December 17th. The Google doc is here: https://goo.gl/yqQDqj.
You may remember during last year's party, we had our first "Channukah store". We're going to to it again, but need your help to make it work. The idea is this -- we all contribute odds and ends that would make nice (small) gifts for parents, teachers, siblings, etc. The kids go into the store, which will be manned by helpful teenagers, and they get to buy presents at very low prices for the special people in their lives. (Prices will be 1 or 2 euros and proceeds will go to the IJC.) We'll be starting the collection for the store this weekend. Please look around your house, closets, basements, etc. for potential gifts. Items could include costume jewelry, ties, photo frames, candles, that moisturizer/hand soap set that someone gave you and hasn't been opened, toys, puzzles, new stuffed animals….We also could use more wrapping paper and tape if you have any to donate.
Last Week's Session
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Last week's Hebrew School session began with Ma'agal and a game that reminded the kids of all the words they have learned so far. Unfortunately the children's behavior was not so great and the teachers had to end this part of the session early and go to classes.
The Bar Mitzvah class did a Hebrew quiz for the first hour to test their memory of all the Hebrew words they've been learning and also Hebrew spelling skills. The quiz (which was done in a game show style in which contestants buzz in if they know the answer) got quite heated and they had a lot of fun! For the second half the class returned to the yearly curriculum "The Box" in which they explore the character of Aaron and try to learn about basic Jewish values through his life and Character.
Kita Beit learned and talked about the Brachot. They learned new Hebrew words and did a test on what the kids had learned in previous sessions.
In Kita Aleph, the class started by singing the hello song. They then played a letters game to review what had been learned so far and went on to learn two more new letters (Kaf & Lamed) and some new words like Yes, No Moon, Dog…During the second half, the class talked about Abraham and Sarah and the value of Hachnasat Orchim. They then presented the story of three visitors in class. After they talked about Shabbat and played two relevant games: one including drawing and the other with cards finished with the story about Hannah and her Shabbat dress.
Looking forward to seeing you this coming Saturday. Don't forget your Channukah Shop contributions!
Upcoming Snack Families:
December 10 Andy
December 17 Anya
Please note that we need to fill in the 2nd half of the year. Due to our small numbers we'll all probably have to bring snack at least twice again. Please sign up. Snack document can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/0mfEjY.