After the tefillah (prayer), mitzvot & Torah classes came to a close this trimester, students participated in an informative, interactive session led by representatives from the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
This was our first week using our brand new workbooks during our Hebrew lesson. Students are continuing to work in leveled groups of 2-4 during this time to get personalized attention from teachers and madrichim.
The 10th Graders are working on their projects for their Chazakah service. The service is Satuday March 23rd and it is a way for the students to show our CBE community what their Judaism means to them.
Our 5th grade students are busy examining evidence and developing their arguments in the mock trial case of whether Esau wrongfully stole Jacob’s birthright. Over the past two weeks, in addition to learning about the ancient Jewish court system, we’ve been lucky enough to hear from real lawyers about their jobs and experience.
We are very excited to invite all 5th grade families to our Esau v Jacob mock trial! The Tuesday/Saturday class mock trial will take place on Tuesday March 5th at 5:30pm in the Chapel. The Monday/Wednesday class mock trial will be on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30pm in the Chapel.
It was lovely to see the kids after a weekend away! In our last session we continued to review numbers in Hebrew and danced to a Tu B’shvat song on the rug together (moving-growing from seeds to trees (etz-etzim עץ, עצים).
9th Graders are busy learning about community organizing! We discussed the entire “Selma” movie for those students who might not have of been there. We also talked about the Cycle of Community Organizing.
Last week 7th Graders were visited by an educator from Hazon! Hazon is at the forefront of an evolving conversation about how American Jewish life can be strengthened by engagement with food, the outdoors, and the environment.
Please see below for your child’s class update since returning to Yachad. You’ll find that classes are at various points in the curriculum and are exploring the same Torah stories through diverse teaching methods!
This week, we continued learning about the story of Jacob and Esau on Monday. The students began developing arguments about whether or not they think Jacob is guilty of stealing his father’s birthright.