The Beginning of a New Unit!


1. Save the Date: Passover Family Workshops & Concert! 

Saturday April 13: Shabbat services begin at 9:30, followed by Passover Family Workshops at 10:30
Passover Around the World Workshops

Kindergarten through 4th grade families will travel the world learning about different Passover traditions through crafts, recipes, songs and more!

5th and 6th grade families will participate in a Seder Around the World! 

All Yachad families are invited to join us! K-4th grade students must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and 5th/6th grade parents are highly encouraged to attend the seder! 

2. Noah Aronson Concert  

Following our Passover Workshops, join artist in residence, Noah Aronson, for a special family-friendly performance at 11:45. Free and open to all!  

3.Havdalah Hootenanny Celebrating Sarah Grabiner

Saturday April 13, 5:30-7:30 

Sing, learn, and say thanks to Sarah Grabiner for her 2 years of dedicated service as CBE’s cantorial intern! A brilliant, multi-talented teacher and prayer leader, Sarah has endeared herself to the Brooklyn Jews community; to Gan Shabbat families; to teen Torah chanters; and especially to our 2018 b’nei mitzvah, whose preparation she oversaw during Cantor Josh Breitzer’s sabbatical. Sarah recently accompanied many of those former b’nei mitzvah students to Israel as part of CBE’s largest-ever annual 8th grade trip. Following her ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May, Sarah will relocate back to her native United Kingdom to serve Radlett Reform Synagogue. Join the clergy team, together with artist-in-residence Noah Aronson and musical members of all ages, as we send Sarah off with singing, stories and profound gratitude!

Jewish Studies

This week we started a new unit on Passover. We began by sharing different traditions our families have, what we are looking forward to about Passover, and the special foods we eat. During this unit, we will be using a homemade Haggadah and looking through each section in detail. We will continue to dissect the Haggadah throughout this unit.

HTM with Inbal

This week we started talking about Passover! We talked about the things that we are mostly looking forward to in Passover, and introduced the words:
Hametz – חמץ
Matza – מצה
Matzot – מצות
Next week we will discuss the characteristics of the Passover Seder plate.

HTM with Sharone

On Saturday in HTM, students responded to commandments focused on several familiar nouns (masculine and feminine) in their plural form along with the following agreeing adjectives: ktanim/small (plural masc.), ktanot (plural fem.), g’dolim (plural, masc.), g’dolot (plural fem.)  It was a little confusing at first, but students got the hang of it after some practice. On Tuesday, we started our Pesach/Passover unit! For this HTM unit, students will engage with the Passover Hebrew vocabulary that is featured in the “Ma Nishtana” (The Four Questions), the items featured on the Seder Plate as well as other Hebrew words associated with Passover. This past Tuesday, we practiced singing the first part of the Ma Nishtana and focused on the following Hebrew words: lailah, leillot/night(s), matzah, chametz, yerakot (vegetables) and maror. We used visuals and pretend matzah. This coming Saturday, we will practice saying the blessing before eating the matzah, eat real matzah and continue learning the Ma Nishtana.