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.
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.
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.