חתימה טובה Hatimah Tovah Hope it was a good “sealing” and an easy fast. And now:
חג שמח Chag Sameach! Happy Holiday! Yes!!
חג הסכות Chag HaSukkot! The Holiday of Sukkot is one of our favorites! We will celebrate all 8 days!!! Especially fun will be our Sukkah Hop on Monday, Oct. 17th. If you still have not signed a permission slip, your child will not be able to hop with us!!!
אורחים Orchim Guests We will be guests in several family sukkot and we say a BIG תודה רבה to our hosts in advance!
מינים 4 the 4 species of the holiday that we shake are:
אתרוג etrog citron (like a lemon)
לולב lulav palm branch
הדס hadas myrtle branch
ערבה aravah willow branch
We will learn the blessing and enjoy the shaking in all directions.
שמחת תורה Simchat Torah Rejoicing in the Torah!! YES!!!
What a busy and fun time of year this is!
שמח sameach happy for a boy
שמחה s’maycha happy for a girl
We are all very happy to finish the Torah and begin it again on this exuberant holiday. We love dancing with the Torah and we’re good at it!!
פרשת השבוע Parhat HaShavua Portion of the Week
We have a new book in our class. Each portion that is read from the Torah each week has 2 pages to enjoy. We will enjoy learning about each portion and coloring the pages. We will do this in class on Fridays and if not completed, it will come home. Parshat HaShavua has to be returned to class the next week by Thursday at the latest!!
בראשית B’reisheet (In the beginning) Genesis is our first book of Torah portions and each week we will read along with the rest of the Jewish world the portion of the week. WE LOVE LEARNING TORAH!!!
אריאות Ariyot Our letter lion is not forgotten in all of the excitement of the holidays. We have a new book starting with the new letter:
ו Vav This letter can do many things… be the word And and it can also be a vowel O.
אבא ואמא Abba V‘Ema Father and mother
אדון בלון Adon Balone Mr. Balloon We meet him in our story and see what happens to the pink balloon!
ורוד varode pink
דב dov bear
WOW! We’re also welcoming friends from Israel (in real life!!!) who are visiting MJGDS from our sister city, Hadera. We will show them how much Hebrew we know already!! We are very proud of our fantastic Kitah Alef!!!