Category Archives: Jewish Studies יהדות

Celebrating our covenant with God – end of Lech Lecha unit party

This week we finished the last section of our Chumash/Torah unit Parashat Lech Lecha.  In this section, Avraham performs the mitzvah of Brit Milah.  We learned the meaning of this covenant with God and then made a life connection to … Continue reading

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Facetime with Avner at the Kotel in Jerusalem

On May 10th we had a fun activity about the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem with the Jacksonville Shlicha Shelly.  We painted bricks, assembled a partial wall and wrote sample notes, as is customary to put in the Kotel.   … Continue reading

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Celebrating Israel @70

On Thursday we celebrated Israel’s 70th Yom HaAtzmaut by experiencing Israel through science, music, art, dancing, sports and of course food. We learned about Israel’s continued hope for peace through music and art.     We ate falafel in a … Continue reading

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Community Yom HaAtzmaut Performance

We were honored to perform at the community Yom HaAtzmaut celebration on Sunday, April 15th at the Jewish Community Alliance.

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Chag Purim Samech

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Play, have fun & learn about Israel

    The countdown to Israel’s 70th birthday has begun.  Play, have fun and learn about Israel. For students to play, they need to complete the following steps: Click on: https://countdown70.lookstein.org/ S/he should click on “Student” S/he should type the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Tu B’Shevat טו בשבט

We celebrated Tu B’shevat today with a tasting of the seven species of Israel (שבעת המינים) and a  fun recycle game with Shelly the Jacksonville Sh’licha.  This week we also created a tree from recycled items for the school door … Continue reading

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Saying Shema at Bedtime

Today we learned from Parashat Vayechi (next week’s Torah portion) that Jacob blessed his grandchildren Efrayim and Menashe a special blessing which included the phrase “May you have as many children as the fish over the land”. This phrase is … Continue reading

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Torah in 3D printing

What does the Torah portion have to do with 3D printing?   In the 3rd grade Parashat HaShavua curriculum (TaL AM),  each Parasha features a symbol presented as a riddle; through the study of the Parasha the students discover the … Continue reading

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We are Ready for Rosh HaShana

We are ready for Rosh Hashana! We listened to the Shofar every day and learned the vocabulary and the customs of the holiday.  Today we got a taste of Rosh HaShana: we ate apples & honey, pomegranate, and a honey cake. … Continue reading

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