Lesson Overviews for Parents 2/9

Judaism Lesson Overview

KReviewStudents will review what they have learned about the synagogue.
1-2ShehecheyanuThe students will make a Shehecheyanu collage for a class bulletin board or scrapbook Students will explain how the pictures they chose represent Shehecheyanu moments.
3Taking God HomeThe students complete sentences about what they have learned in this unit, reflect on their ideas about God, write a lesson plan to teach what they have learned about God and articulate some questions about God.
4Silent prayerStudents will be writing a reflective silent prayer for the Amidah portion of the service
5-6My Communal Role in Revelation: Entering the Covenant We will spend the first part of class reviewing what we have learned about the role of Revelation in Judaism. We will then play a review round of Jeopardy!
7Hanukkah and PurimStudents will learn about the Al HaNisim prayer and what Chanukah and Purim have in common
HSWorld War I 
The Kotel
The students will:Better understand how WWI helped diaspora Jews integrate into the broader societies in which they livedLearn about the impact that WWI had on ZionismIdentify some ways that American Jews helped Jews in other countries to rebuild after the war
Learn about the relationship between religion and state in Israel, and explore how those issues pertain to the KotelExamine the competing interests for use of the Kotel and attempt to develop a plan that satisfies competing needs

K-3 Hebrew Lesson Overview

LetterTransliteration & TranslationWord of the DayTransliteration & TranslationLesson
KנNunנֶר תָמִדנֶרNer tamid (Eternal Light)Ner (candle)
1-2פּ ס  Pey
פִּסֵחַסִדוּרPesach (Passover)Siddur(Prayer Book)

4-7 Hebrew Lesson Overview

MannabergShemaLesson 2: Barchu and prayers and blessings proceeding and following Shema.  Also the Mitzvot concerning God’s love.
SchickerMi ChamochaLesson 2: comparison of morning and evening versions of the prayer through music.
SpivakHavdalahLearning the Havdalah service, the difference between holy and everyday, the difference between ordinary objects and symbols

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