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

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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Godly Play Fun

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On January 31, 2016
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January 10th We had so much fun experiencing another Godly play session together! What is Godly Play you may ask? Godly Play is the method of introducing and exploring the basic stories of Genesis together this year. With plain materials and a story line free of influence from teachers like myself, Godly Play helps our […]
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A Place to Pray

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On December 24, 2015
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What is a sanctuary? Why is it an important part of a synagogue? We explored the sanctuary to find the answers to some of our many questions. We were curious about how large the sanctuary is and why it is so large, so we measured the entire room using our bodies (arm spans). We did […]
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Chanukah, Oh Chanukah…

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On December 24, 2015
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Chanukah in our first grade classroom was so very exciting – it’s not often that we get to be together on the first AND last night of such a wonderful holiday. We did so many things for Chanukah, it’s difficult to list all of them. We read one of my favorite books, Hershel and the […]
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Giving Thanks

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On November 28, 2015
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Happy Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful, extremely busy class today! We had music with Scott, we visited the book fair, we learned about Modeh Ani, and had an assembly with Camp Micah. Regarding the Book Fair – I had the children make lists of books they liked. Yes, they did a lot of the writing […]
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Learning Through Many Means

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On November 15, 2015
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Hello Families! We have had a couple very fun weeks here in Kita Aleph (First Grade). Last week we learned about Noah, joining with the other First Grade class to engage in Godly Play, pictured below. Thank you so much to Tamar for sharing the story of Noah and the Ark with us. For the Hebrew […]
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First Grade Fun!

  • Posted by Meg Kennedy
  • On October 23, 2015
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Hello! I am so excited that Sunday school is back again! After all of the wonderful chagim (holidays), it is nice to see everyone once more! This week in class we talked about Bereshit, or creation, the first story of the year. We learned about the events of each day of creation and started preparing […]
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