Category Archives: journal entry

March to Freedom

Last Friday, a large group of migrant workers (tomato pickers)  from Immokalee, Florida joined the Middle School for breakfast. Students in the cooking rotation prepared the meal and all Middle School students were invited to join the guests to eat. … Continue reading

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Prisoners,Good or Bad?

This is the recent Journal topic for the Middle School. The Aleph Institute provides services to Jewish prisoners. Why would we want to help people who are in prison? (You can write one good paragraph to answer this. Since I have … Continue reading

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8th Grade Journal Responses

Smoking. Is it Permitted? Filed Under: Blog by max.m — Leave a comment February 10, 2014 Last week in school we had a red ribbon week.  Red Ribbon Week is a week that promotes good he alt, and is primarily towards drugs.  There … Continue reading

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Excellent Journal Writing

This week’s Journal assignment was the following: Read these students’ responses: Yes or No to Tobacco? Posted on February 10, 2014  By: Jamie B If I had to write a responsa to a “Wannabe Smoker,” this is how it would go … Continue reading

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6th Graders Write about the Brit Milah

Ouch! I Have A Boo Boo! Last Friday, instead of a mitzvah trip, we attended minyan. It was a special occasion for Rabbi Jesse and Andrea Olitzky because they just had a baby boy eight days ago. We were invited to … Continue reading

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Who is in the SPOTLIGHT?

Last week, each of our middle school classes wrote about the different mitzvah trips they experienced.  The 6th graders went to the Second Harvest food bank and bagged food for the homeless.  The 7th graders went to Mount Herman, a school … Continue reading

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Writing is Improving Each Week in Middle School

The Middle School students are given a different topic each week to write about on their blogs.  This week, each grade had a different topic. I have chosen students to highlight for their excellent posts this week. Visit their blogs, … Continue reading

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Highlighted Students for the Week

Great Job Elior, Sarah S. and Shelby! Small Actions Have Big Reactions Posted by eliorl on September 23, 2013 Last Tuesday, we went on a mitzvah trip to build a sukkah for Mrs. Gutterman. It felt good in my heart but, I did … Continue reading

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Who is in the Spotlight?

Each week, the middle school students are assigned a reflective journal topic to write about on their blogs.   It is a collaborative assignment for Jewish Studies and Language Arts. The students wrote powerful reflections about their recent Mitzvah trip. … Continue reading

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