Sunday, March 7

If you need help getting onto Zoom during school, text or call Rob Manson at (269) 270-2825.

Sunday’s Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
  • 10:00-10:15 Assembly – Showcasing student asynchronous work
  • 10:15-12:15 High School
  • 10:15-10:55 PreK-7 – Hebrew
  • 11:15-12:55 PreK-7 – Judaism
  • 11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

PreK-5 need foods and Passover flash cards for Hebrew class

Please make sure your PreK-5 student has their Pesach flash cards available for use in class. They are in the latest yellow folder you picked up. Here is a link to pictures of the Pesach flashcards if you need that for reference.

If you have the following in your cupboards, please let your student use them for Hebrew class:

  • Matzoh
  • Chametz (Bread or crackers, cookies, etc.)
  • Horseradish and/or bitter greens such as endive, lettuce, etc.

If you don’t have these foods on hand, not to worry.

Here are this week’s Hebrew Through Movement vocabulary words.

HebrewTransliterationTranslation
חָמֵץHametzleven (things we don’t eat on Pesach)
מַצָהMatzohunleavend bread
מָרוֹרMarorbitter herbs
לֶאֱכוֹלL’echoleat

All of the HTM vocabulary words can be found in the sidebar.

PreK-3 Activity Box Instructions

4-7 Judaism Challenge Instructions

4-7 Hebrew Challenges

This Week’s Family Schmooze

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Wednesday, March 3

Wednesday Schedule

  • 4:30 PreK-3 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 5:00 PreK-3 Hebrew Through Movement with Miss Nava
  • 5:00 Rabbi Schicker’s class prayer review with Kahoot! (Birchot HaTorah)
  • 5:30 Grades 4-7 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 6:00 Mr. Mannaberg’s class prayer review with Kahoot! (Mah Nishtanah)

Students can also drop in for help with the asynchronous learning or just to hang out with friends and teachers at any time between 4:30-6:30.

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Our kids on video!

Did you see the Purim video staring our PreK-7 kids?

Wednesday Schedule

  • 4:30 PreK-3 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 5:00 PreK-3 Hebrew Through Movement with Miss Nava
  • 5:00 Rabbi Schicker’s class prayer review with Kahoot!
  • 5:30 Grades 4-7 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 6:00 Mr. Mannaberg’s class prayer review with Kahoot!

Students can also drop in for help with the asynchronous learning or just to hang out with friends and teachers at any time between 4:30-6:30.

Library this Week

Ready, set, GO! Purim is in just a few days, so it’s full speed ahead. Last week for Library, the younger students heard all about the origin of Purim, i.e. the Scroll of Esther. Now they will learn all about the holiday itself and how differently it can be enjoyed depending on who you are and where you are.

As for the older students, last week they learned about Shabbat Zachor, in which we are urged to remember the Jews’ eternal enemy Amalek (Haman being a descendent). This week, we will dive deep into Megillat Ester itself — its origins, its place within Tanach, and its influence on Jews throughout history (it’s not what you think).

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Sunday, February 21

PreK-5 need their gragger and Hamentaschen for Hebrew class

Make sure your PreK-5 student has the gragger and Hamentaschen from their school supplies for class today. They will be learning that the Hebrew name for Hamentaschen literally means “Haman’s Ears”. EEEWWW!

Sunday’s Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
  • 10:00-10:15 Assembly – Introducing our new La-bri’ut Module, K’hillah (Community)
  • 10:15-12:15 High School
  • 10:15-10:55 PreK-7 – Hebrew
  • 11:15-12:55 PreK-7 – Judaism
  • 11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

New La-bri’ut Module Starts Today

This Week’s Family Schmooze

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Community Purim Celebration Today

Celebrate Purim Online with Us!

Sunday, February 21 on Zoom from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Raise your voice, make some noise and strut your stuff!

Join in the noise and fun on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00-3:00 pm for a community Purim celebration with Temple B’nai Israel and the rest of our Jewish community.

Costume Parade

Get your costume put together and plan to be in our virtual costume parade. You submit a 15-20 second video or photo of yourself in costume and send it to us. We’ll include it in our virtual costume parade to be shown at the event. In order to be included in the video, your costume video must be submitted by February 15.

Mask Making Competition

Make a mask of any kind, or simply draw or paint one. You can enter the contest in one of three categories: under 6 years, 7-12 years and 13 and up. Everyone who makes a mask will have a chance to show it and participants will choose their favorites during the event.

Fulfilling a Mitzvot of Purim

Lastly, to fulfill the mitzvot of helping others, we’ll be collecting food donations in boxes at both CoM and TBI. As an alternative, you can make monetary donations to either (or both) Loaves and Fishes or Portage Community Center. Collections of non-food items such as soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent, diapers etc. are also welcomed and needed.

Guest Stars

Adam Weiner will be joining as once again as our Master of Ceremonies for the event, and singer extraordinaire Naomi Morse will lead us in fun Purim songs!

We hope that you will join us for a fun afternoon as we celebrate the silliest holiday in the Jewish calendar. For more information and to register for the Zoom link, click here.

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Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday Schedule

  • 4:30 PreK-3 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 5:00 PreK-3 Hebrew Through Movement with Miss Nava
  • 5:00 Rabbi Schicker’s class prayer review with Kahoot!
  • 5:30 Grades 4-7 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 6:00 Mr. Mannaberg’s class prayer review with Kahoot! (Ein Keloheinu/Adon Olam)

Students can also drop in for help with the asynchronous learning or just to hang out with friends and teachers at any time between 4:30-6:30.

Library this Week

Before there was the holiday of “Purim”, there was Megilat Ester (the Scroll of Esther) and that’s what we’re going to focus on today with the younger students. Esther was a hero for her people when few women were even given names in the Tanach — what better way to link our school’s current curriculum of “g’vurah” (power and strength for good) than to highlight the amazing story of Esther!

For the older students, we’ll also discuss Purim, but from quite a different angle. Next Saturday is Shabbat Zachor, meaning Shabbat of remembrance — but what are we supposed to remember…or, to never forget? It’s not what you think.

Have you completed the La-bri’ut survey?

Please take 8 minutes to respond to an anonymous survey that asks questions about your children’s (and your) experience with the Labri’ut curriculum we are using this year for Judaism. We want to know what kinds of Jewish learning experiences you seek moving forward.

To take the survey, please visit:https://rosov.co/Labriut

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Pick Up School Supplies

Pick up school supplies at CoM Wednesday-Friday from 7:30am to 2:00pm. If you need to arrange another pickup time, contact Nora.

PreK-3

PreK-3

PreK-3 pick up:

  • Yellow folder for the Purim and Passover Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) units.
  • Purple folder for the K’hillah Judaism Module
  • Activity Box
  • 1 styrofoam circle
  • A glue stick if you don’t have the glue stick distributed earlier

Note: Purim treats are inside the Activity box. Students will use their Purim treats during Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) this Sunday. There is also a glow stick necklace inside the box that you might want to put in a safe place so they don’t accidentally get activated before Week 4 (week of April 11).

Grades 4-7

Grades 4-7

Grades 4-7 pick up folders and a Purim bag. Mr. Mannaberg’s and Rabbi Spivak’s students will use their Purim bag during Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) this Sunday. Rabbi Schicker’s students can just enjoy the treat. Yellow folders are for the Purim and Passover HTM units. Purple folders are for the K’hillah Judaism Module.

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Sunday, February 14

If you need help logging in to Zoom during school hours, text Rob Manson at (269) 270-2825.

PreK-5 – Bring these things to class.

Bring a box of pasta to class. We will use it as a gragger in our Hebrew Through Movement lesson. If you happen to have a Megillah at home, bring it too.

PreK-3, also, bring a mask. A COVID mask. A party mask. Halloween mask. A Purim mask. Any kind of mask will do. If you don’t have a mask, you can even make one with the coloring pages in SeeSaw.

Sunday’s Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
  • 10:00-10:15 Assembly – Introduction to Purim
  • 10:15-12:15 High School
  • 10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
  • 11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
  • 11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

This Week’s Family Schmooze

Students are introduced to G’vurah Lesson #5 this Sunday. Download this week’s Family Schmooze document here and be ready to have a meaningful conversation with your PreK-7 student some time next week.

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Wednesday, February 10

Wednesday Schedule

  • 4:30 PreK-3 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 5:00 PreK-3 Hebrew Through Movement with Miss Nava
  • 5:00 Rabbi Schicker’s class prayer review with Kahoot! (Hotza’at HaTorah)
  • 5:30 Grades 4-7 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 6:00 Mr. Mannaberg’s class prayer review with Kahoot! (Ein Keloheinu/Adon Olam)

Students can also drop in for help with the asynchronous learning or just to hang out with friends and teachers at any time between 4:30-6:30.

Library this Week

PURIM IS COMING, PURIM IS COMING! But before there was Purim and the story of Esther, there was the ancient State of Israel and the 1st Holy Temple. Next shabbat is called Shabbat Shekalim in which we remember the Temple and all that was necessary to maintain it. For the younger students, we’ll read books all about the ancient Temple and synagogues today and yesterday. Things will get a bit more action-packed for the older students as we discuss the history of the 1st Temple and its destruction — without which we would not have had a story like Esther’s, set not in Israel…but in the diaspora.

Your input needed!

Please take 8 minutes to respond to an anonymous survey that asks questions about your children’s (and your) experience with the Labri’ut curriculum we are using this year for Judaism. We want to know what kinds of Jewish learning experiences you seek moving forward.

To take the survey, please visit:https://rosov.co/Labriut

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Community Purim Celebration

Celebrate Purim Online with Us!

Sunday, February 21 on Zoom from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Raise your voice, make some noise and strut your stuff!

Join in the noise and fun on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00-3:00 pm for a community Purim celebration with Temple B’nai Israel and the rest of our Jewish community.

Costume Parade

Get your costume put together and plan to be in our virtual costume parade. You submit a 15-20 second video or photo of yourself in costume and send it to us. We’ll include it in our virtual costume parade to be shown at the event. In order to be included in the video, your costume video must be submitted by February 15.

Mask Making Competition

Make a mask of any kind, or simply draw or paint one. You can enter the contest in one of three categories: under 6 years, 7-12 years and 13 and up. Everyone who makes a mask will have a chance to show it and participants will choose their favorites during the event.

Fulfilling a Mitzvot of Purim

Lastly, to fulfill the mitzvot of helping others, we’ll be collecting food donations in boxes at both CoM and TBI. As an alternative, you can make monetary donations to either (or both) Loaves and Fishes or Portage Community Center. Collections of non-food items such as soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent, diapers etc. are also welcomed and needed.

Guest Stars

Adam Weiner will be joining as once again as our Master of Ceremonies for the event, and singer extraordinaire Naomi Morse will lead us in fun Purim songs!

We hope that you will join us for a fun afternoon as we celebrate the silliest holiday in the Jewish calendar. For more information and to register for the Zoom link, click here.

Posted by Nora Chaus

Sunday, February 7

If you need help logging in to Zoom during school hours, text Rob Manson at (269) 270-2825.

Sunday’s Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
  • 10:00-10:15 Assembly
  • 10:15-12:15 High School
  • 10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
  • 11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
  • 11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

PreK-5 Hebrew Through Movement

This Sunday we will be working again on the names for colors. Please ask your child to bring blue, red, green, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black and white objects to class.

Next Sunday we will start the Purim lesson. Your child will need a box of pasta. On Sunday, 2/21 your child will need a gragger and a hamentaschen which will be on the table at CoM when you pick up the next set of school supplies the week of 2/14.

Here is a list of the vocabulary for the colors lessons:

HebrewTransliterationTranslation
בְּצֶבַעb’tzehbahin color
כָּחוֹלkah-kholblue
אָדוֹםah-domred
יָרוֹקyah-rokgreen
כָּתוֹםkah-tomorange
סָגוֹלsah-golpurple
צָהוֹבtsah-hovyellow
חוּםkhoombrown
שָׁחוֹרshah-khorblack
לָבָןlah-vahnwhite

This Week’s Family Schmooze

Students are introduced to G’vurah Lesson #4 this Sunday. Download this week’s Family Schmooze document here and be ready to have a meaningful conversation with your PreK-7 student.

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