Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Welcome to 7th Grade

  • Posted by David Winship
  • On September 29, 2015
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Hello all and welcome to 7th grade at TI! It has been so much fun getting to learn with our students over these past two weeks. We have started delving deeply into our identities and those of others, trying to understand what makes each of us… well, each of us. We have argued about the […]
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Celebrating Sukkot

  • Posted by Roberta Bergstein
  • On September 29, 2015
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 16 Tishrei 5776   Hello Grade 3! We had a great time this past Sunday celebrating Sukkot in our classroom. We had a busy day practicing hebrew, learning about the משנה סוכה (Mishnah Sukkah) – a text from the Talmud, visiting the TI sukkah with Rabbi Jacobson and Rabbi Zecher, and finally building our […]
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Celebrating Sukkot

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On September 27, 2015
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Today, 5th grade visited the sukkah and took turns shaking the lulav and etrog. We learned how sukkot customs reinforce social justice values. The sukkah is an open structure to ensure guests are always welcome. It is customary on sukkot to invite biblical heroes (ushpizin) into our sukkah to teach us the importance of hospitality. […]
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5th Grade is learning about Social Justice

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On September 27, 2015
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What is social justice? What makes a hero? How do injustices (such as homelessness, racism, and gender inequality) relate to my life? 5th grade is discussing these thought-provoking questions and exploring how social justice applies to Judaism and the Torah. By closely analyzing the texts Isaiah 2:1-4 and Proverbs 31:1-9, we are beginning to think […]
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Welcome to 3B!

  • Posted by Anna Meyers
  • On September 26, 2015
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We’ve had an exciting week in Class 3B at Temple Israel! On Sunday and Thursday, we learned about Yom Kippur through reading The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story by Jacqueline Jules, discussed the way in which we read stories to prepare for reading the book of Genesis this semester, and reviewed our Hebrew from […]
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Has the Messiah Arrived?

  • Posted by Jasmine Gothelf
  • On September 25, 2015
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Why, no! It’s just the sixth grade at Temple Israel! Like the Messiah, our sixth grade class is building models of the second temple in Jerusalem. First, we dealt with the question of what life would be like if there was only one temple? Then, we discussed actual second temple Judaism and its main form […]
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3A: Stories & Myths

  • Posted by Roberta Bergstein
  • On September 25, 2015
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Friday, September 25, 2015 12 Tishrei 5776   Hello 3A! We are off to a great start as a class. Yesterday, we discussed the terms ‘story’ and ‘myth.’ Individually, we all came up with our own definitions and then we came together as a class to develop a better understanding of these terms. We learned that […]
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Building the Temple-part 1

  • Posted by Jamie Lichtenstein
  • On September 24, 2015
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After some Hebrew reading review, we looked more closely at this google presentation with images and a walk-through of the Second Temple during the time of Herod – the first century A.D. We discussed what happened there – sacrifices, not prayer. We found the kadosh kedoshim (holy of holies) where only the kohen gadol (high […]
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Week 1 with 2B

  • Posted by Felicia Kuperwaser
  • On September 24, 2015
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Hi there class 2B community, What a wonderful first week of class! We started out with an exciting school-wide event where we decided on our mascot, the goat. We like goats because they’re intelligent and strong.   In class, we discussed the value of community and the ways in which we can make our own […]
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