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

Celebrating Sukkot

  • Posted by tisrael
  • 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 tisrael
  • 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 tisrael
  • 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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Has the Messiah Arrived?

  • Posted by tisrael
  • 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

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  • 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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5th Grade is learning about Social Justice

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On September 24, 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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Shalom 2A and 2C!

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On September 22, 2015
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Shalom 2A and 2C! This is where I will post regular updates about important events, classroom learning, even pictures! Now I will take this opportunity to plug some exciting TI events coming up!   Erev Sukkot Celebration! When: Sunday, 9/27 Who: all K-7 families What: decorate the Sukkah at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, service at […]
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Welcome to 3C!

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On September 22, 2015
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9 Tishrei 5776 Dear Third Grade Families, It was so nice to meet you all this past Sunday – I am enthused by the energy you all brought to our welcome assembly in the Levi Auditorium. I look forward to carrying this energy with us throughout the year! In the classroom […]
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Welcome to 3A!

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On September 22, 2015
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9 Tishrei 5776 Dear Third Grade Families, It was so nice to meet you all this past Sunday – I am enthused by the energy you all brought to our welcome assembly in the Levi Auditorium. I look forward to carrying this energy with us throughout the year! In the classroom […]
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