This week’s lesson was all about mitzvot, or commandments, found out in the Torah. If you were to count them all, there would be 613 in total. In our two groups,
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Dear heroes and heroic 4th grade parents,
Today we explored the next chapter of the Purim story, with our own creative and theatrical twist. Mordecai discovered the plot of two rotten guards to overthrow the king – but the corrupt cronies caught Mordecai listening in, and he ended up in some hot water! After some madcap antics and a poolside chase, our newly appointed royal heroes got Mordecai out of his jam and brought the news to the...
Our Religious School program in the CBH Parking Lot this week was an absolute blast! The students continued working on their Mt. Sinai re-enactment, to take place on May 15th. Within the two groups,
Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders:
Discussed the meaning of Shehecheyanu and how it relates to our own experiences and firsts
Reviewed the Israelite perspective as Moses climbed Mt. Sinai
Sanctified Shabbat with wild movement and songs (as shown in below image)
Climbed our own Mt. Sinai (aka the playground) to retrieve mitzvot and discuss them
Our 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders:
Wrote the words “DO FIRST, UNDERSTAND LATER” and discussed when studying or action should come first
Ranked a list of mitzvot important to Judaism (as shown in below image)
Finished with meditation, much to the students’ enjoyment
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As our trusty Game Master Aaron Cooper has summarized
“Dear rockstars and rockin’ 4th grade parents,
Today’s class in the CBH Parking lot was split into 2 groups (1st - 3rd graders & 4th - 7th graders). Here are the highlights from each
1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders:
Practiced the 4 questions, incorporating movement, song, props, and food
Used a chalked obstacle course on the pavement to learn the story of exodus
4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders:
Created a giant seder plate of our school
Talked about the foods the represent our emotions over the past year
Reviewed parts of exodus through illustrations and storyboarding
Had an extensive discussion about the story Exodus
Designed obstacle courses on the pavement relating to the story of Exodus
Wrote various names for God on the bricks of the CBH building
Going forward, please note the following:
There will be no classes for the next 2 weeks (March 27 & April 3) due to Spring Break. We will return to classes in the parking lot after that until May 8, when we will have the Lag B’Omer...
During Saturdays celebration of Passover, families gathered at the CBH Parking Lot in a program that made students ask
The program began with edu-tainment Passover songs with Jill, and then families moved on to the self-led section:
Today’s class consisted of a discussion of what defines God in reconstructionist Judaism and determined that
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Next Saturday, March 13th 10-11:15am we have a Passover Drive-In at the CBH Parking Lot in place of Hebrew School
In place of Religious School on Zoom, this Saturday we celebrated Purim in the CBH Parking Lot. The festivities followed the Four Mitzvot of Purim (Gifts for the poor/Matanot l’evyonim, a festive meal, reading the Megillah, and Mishloach Manot) The families that participated:
In class, we
There will be a Parent Meeting Tuesday, February 23rd from 7:30-8:15 pm (No need to RSVP)
There will also be a Purim Family Drive In at the CBH parking lot on Saturday, February 27th from 10:00-11:15 am
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim!
By Vincent Kahwaty
Members of the CBH community embarked on a Tu B’Shevat hike at South Mountain Reservation. We met at Hawk Hill and began our journey to celebrate “the birthday of the trees” that occurs each year on the 15th of the month of Shevat.
Social distancing? You bet! Everyone kept at least 6 feet apart with masks on at all times, even when chatting.
The hike was truly beautiful. We got to see some amazing sights including an area where the path went through a thick grove of Norway spruce trees.
All in all, the hike was one to remember, and seeing some familiar faces -- or just other faces in general -- was all we needed to have a good time. The hike ended just as the first snowflakes of winter storm Orlena began to fall.