This week our Second graders finished going through their Torah stories for the year! They also continued to learn about Israel through their Hebrew Through Movement lessons!
This week in 5th grade, our students got to interview some of the Rabbis at CBE to learn what being a Jewish leader means to them and see how our Rabbis live the Jewish values we’ve been learning about. The Saturday/Tuesday class interviewed Rabbi Green and the Monday/Wednesday class interviewed Rabbi Epstein.
This week, 6th graders learned about Kristallnacht and its significance.
Thanks so much for those who attended our Chazakah 10th grade Shabbat service this Saturday, as well as those who created Purim presentations for our Purim Carnival on Sunday! Great to see so many of you over this past weekend, which was a busy and fun one at CBE!
The 9th Grade Yachad class has spent the past year delving into today’s most pivotal social justice issues affecting Jewish and non-Jewish communities alike. Spanning from racial to economic to food justice, we have treaded on numerous topics, and our students recently decided how we will be spending the rest of our year: asking CBE to begin recycling plastic!
We had SO much fun celebrating Purim at Yachad this week with a fun shpiel(Yiddish for play) put on by our teachers, rice krispie hamantashen, creating groggers/ra’ashanim (noisemaker) to use at the megillah reading, singing Purim songs, face painting, mishloach manot preparations (gifts to others to help increase joy on the holiday) and mask making!
This week in fifth grade we are moving onto our final unit of the year in which we will focus on Jewish leaders in our world today. We’ve started by listing all the Jewish leaders we can think of in our lives and we will continue by learning more about some in particular and even interviewing a few of them in person.
This week in Jewish studies, students learned about the transformation of Germany into a dictatorship in 1933–1934. Students drew conclusions, based on this history, about the values and institutions that might serve as a guard against dictatorship and make democracy possible.
This semester of 7th grade has been going really great since the schedule change. The students seem to be more engaged and we are doing a lot of learning. Tonight in class we have a CBE 10th Grader coming in to speak to our 7th graders about an organization she founded called Teens Resist.
Last week our Second graders continued learning about the stories of Moses and Joseph, with art projects to match!