Kitah Hey: Letters to Parents

October 28, 2018

We had a great time in October!  We continued to get to know our classmates and building a great close religious school community.  We learned about the value of the month, Lashon Hara:  evil speech (about another person).  We continued our journey through Jewish history and learned about the three first kings of Israel, the first holy temple, who conquered Israel, the prophets and the divided kingdom.  The students worked together to build a model of the first holy temple using Legos.  We also started to learn about our Siddur and started to map it.  In Tefillah we continue to learn the Ashrie using the new Hebrew in Harmony program.  This is a program that will help us learn prayers using an app with games, explanation about the prayers and many more!  Every Wednesday the students will receive homework to practice reading the prayer at home.

January 27, 2019

Dear Parents,

We had a great month in Kitah Hey.  We started the month with a socks, hats and gloves drive to be donated to a homeless shelter.  This drive is a part of the Friday Kitah Hey service we had on 1/11.

We learned about Tu Bishvat and tasted some dried fruits like we eat in Israel.  We also talked about the value of the month :  Bal Tashlich (do not destroy) and saw a short video on how to reduce our trash.

We practiced reading the Kaddish and used the Hebrew in Harmony app.  We learned about Israel  as a preparation for our Israel learning sessions with Tifereth Israel Congregation.  We had a great first session!  Thank you for all the parents who volunteered to carpool.