Celebrating Israel!


1. Yachad 2019-2020 Registration! Yachad registration for 2019-2020 is now open! Looking forward to learning together again next year! The link to register is https://cbebk.org/yachad/register/.

2. End of Year Picnic & Saturday EARLY DISMISSAL & PICK UP

Join us for our last Yachad Shabbat of the year and End of Year Picnic this Saturday May 11 from 11:30-1:00 in Prospect Park to celebrate a great year together! All families should bring their own picnic baskets with lunch. PLEASE NOTE THAT YACHAD CLASSES WILL END EARLY AT 11:30 ON THIS DAY- please pick up your child from their classroom at 11:30 to bring them to the park. The rain location will be the ballroom.

3. Last Day of Yachad & Camp Yachad Registration Thursday May 16 is the last day of formal Yachad classes. From May 20 – June 5 we will transform into Camp Yachad, which is available for our 2nd through 5th graders who attend during the weekdays on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays! Students will have the opportunity to participate in Tikkun Olam as we work with the CBE Shelter to prepare our space and make delicious desserts and participate in fun camp style activities like crafts, sports and swimming. There is no additional cost for these 3 weeks of programming but it is important for you to let us know if your child will continue to receive school pick up, which you can indicate in registration. Please register here by Thursday May 16.

4. CAMBA Toiletries & Socks Drive

CBE is gearing up for our annual summer respite shelter in partnership with CAMBA. Help us prepare by bringing new men’s socks and new men’s toiletries (deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.) to the rotunda at CBE by May 16. Hotel and travel-sized bottles are especially useful!

Jewish Studies

This week, we continued learning about Israel in preparation for Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) which is being celebrated today. We learned about the Dead Sea, Masada, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Negev Desert. We learned some fun facts about Israel and made our very own fun facts magazine which the students will receive next week.

Jewish Studies with Michal

Michal and her classes made sun catchers and and postcards to celebrate Israel turning 71 this year. The postcards are made from a collage style by using small photos of Israeli landscapes reassembled to create a new image.

Dual Language with Shay and Michal

Dual Language continued working on their Hebrew letters pop up book in its final stages, aka ספר הא׳-ב׳ שלי.
Every letter features drawings and a few words and sometimes sentences that start with that letter. On Saturday they’ll finish their covers for thier personalized books.

HTM with Inbal

We wrapped Yom Ha’atzmaut lessons, and prepared an edible Israeli flag. This week most of our focus was about food:
Hummus – חומוס
Pita – פיתה
Falafel – פלאפל
To eat – Le’echol – לאכול
Next week we will rehearse the vocabulary from this year using different games.

HTM with Sharone

Shalom! We had so much fun celebrating Israel’s Independence Day by learning about some of the major cities in Israel, following Hebrew commands and matching tmunot/pictures of some of these city sites with their location in Israel on a giant floor map of Israel.

We focused on these cities and places:

Chaifa (Haifa): a view of the city and ports from the top of Mt. Carmel

Tel Aviv: a picture of the bustling coastal city and the Agam art monument in Dizengoff Sq

Yerushalim (Jerusalem): The Kotel and Wailing Wall

Yam HaMelach (The Dead Sea): a picture

Be’er Sheva (southern city in the  Negev): a picture of a Bedouin woman dressed in traditional clothing

Eilat (resort city at the southern tip): pictures of coral fish, parasailing and the underwater observatory