Lesson Overviews for Parents 10/13

Judaism Lesson Overview

KKing SolomonSeeking wisdom, as demonstrated by King Solomon, involves asking questions and finding answers to difficult problems.
1-2Jacob & EsauWhat happened between Jacob and Esau that caused trouble intheir family? How do Jacob and Esau provide us a model ofaccepting people in spite of differences and conflicts we may havewith them?
3Shabbat We will be reviewing what shabbat is, and what ways they can celebrate shabbat or relax at the end of a long week (and why we do that). We will also be talking about the importance behind shabbat. 
4Joshua and CalebMoses sent spies into the promised land in Numbers 13.  We will read the story from the Torah and prepare for a trial.
5-6KoheletWe will look at samplings of the Book of Kohelet and discuss whether or not we agree with the Rabbis of the Talmud who were uncertain about it’s inclusion in Tanakh.
Students will read a Bible text (Abraham and God and Sodom and Gomorah) and discuss questions generated by the text. They will see how Torah commentators try to answer questions raised by biblical texts
HSBabylonia Students will investigate what challenges their ancestors faced and better understand how Jews adapted to life in Babylonia.

K-3 Hebrew Lesson Overview

LetterTransliteration & TranslationWord of the DayTransliteration & TranslationLesson

1-2ב ד  Vet, DaletדֶגֶלFlag
3א וVav, AlefוְאָהוְתּV’ahavta (and you shall love…)6

4-7 Hebrew Lesson Overview

MannabergL’Cha DodiBride as a metaphor for Shabbat.
SchickerBar’chuLesson 2 – focus on the meaning of Minyan. Different version of the Bar’chu. Connection between Bar’chu and the Blessing Before the Reading of Torah.
SpivakHotza’at HaTorahThe words and meaning of the Torah Service

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