Lesson Overviews for Parents 12/15

Judaism Lesson Overview

KHow We Dress the TorahStudents visit the synagogue and view and name the items used to dress a Torah
1-2HavdalahWhy is it important to make distinctions or separations in time?  What are the ways in which Jews make separations in time?
3Acting HolyHow can I experience moments of connection to God?  How is striving for a connection to god, avodah, like work?  How can doing the work of avodah make my life, the lives of others and the world more kadosh/holy?
4Shema and its BlessingsRedemption, Revelation and Creation
5-6Choreography and Etiquette of the TorahIn this lesson, students create their own BarBat Mitzvah information booklet, demonstrating their understanding of key customs and rituals in the Torah service.
7Jewish ways of finding sacred connections between birth and deathWhat can I learn about what it means to be a Jew through the practice of prayer?What are the prayers and ceremonies that define us as Jews?
HSAmerican Jews in the 1820-1880sThe students will identify differences between American Jews during the 1800s, better understand how diversity contributed to American Judaism, and discuss how diversity continues to be a common theme of modern day Judaism. 

K-3 Hebrew Lesson Overview

LetterTransliteration & TranslationWord of the DayTransliteration & TranslationLesson
KקKoofקֶשֶׁתקִדוּשׁקוֹףKeshet (Rainbow)KiddushKif (Monkey)


4-7 Hebrew Lesson Overview

MannabergAdon OlamLearn about the rhythm and rhyming structure and how it will fit many popular melodies
SchickerV’ahavtahStudents will chant the V’ahavta,  read selections from the third paragraph of the Shema, explain how mezuzah, tefillin, and tzitzit are “memory prompts” and find the origin of mezuzah and tefillin in the V’ahavta.
SpivakAdon OlamAdon Olam describes two contrasting concepts of God: transcendent and immanent

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