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Jacob and Esau

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On February 28, 2016
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Sunday, February 28, 2016 19 Adar 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we learned about Jacob and Esau through Godly Play. Godly Play is an innovative approach to religious education that seeks not so much to tell stories of faith in order that we will “know” them, but rather as spiritual action of finding meaning, […]
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Recommended reading…

  • Posted by Ann Abrams
  • On February 26, 2016
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I recently had the pleasure of attending a book reading by Penny Rosenwasser, author of: Hope Into Practice:  Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.  She gave a very engaging presentation, and I recommend hearing her, if she comes to your neighborhood. The book is both a history of the Jews and antisemitism, with her […]
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Hebrew, Parashah Projects, and the Reform Movement

  • Posted by Jamie Lichtenstein
  • On February 12, 2016
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Parashah Projects The 6th graders will begin translating their B’nei Mitzvah parashah (portion) after February vacation. We hope that each child will read their own English translation of their verses at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  In addition to translation, each student will have an opportunity to think deeply about their parshah and approach it from […]
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A Story About Brothers

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On February 7, 2016
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February 7th, 2016 Today in class we learned about and discussed the story of Jacob and Esau, or in Hebrew Ya’akov and Esav. Esav was named this way because of the hair that covered his whole body. Ya’akov was named because he was holding Esav’s “akev” or heel when the twins were born. We learned […]
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Abraham, I want you to…

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On February 1, 2016
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January 31st, 2016 … sacrifice your beloved son, Isaac. What?! Today in class we explored the rest of our Godly Plan lesson on the Great Family. We learned of the ALMOST sacrifice of Issac, the death of Abraham and Sarah, the introduction of Rebekkah, and how the Great Family (which we are all a part […]
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Tu BiShvat Higiya

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On February 1, 2016
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January 24th Tu BiShvat has arrived! Today in class we learned about the Jewish Holiday that celebrates the birthday of the trees. While it is cold and snowy here in Boston, it is rainy and getting warmer in Israel – perfect for planting trees! We worked together as a group to make these beautiful watercolor […]
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