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What happened at Religious School - 1/30/21

religious school blog Jan 30, 2021

During today’s Religious School class, we:

  • Sang and learned hand motions for the Barechu, Shema, and V’ahavta prayers, discussing their meanings as well
  • Explored the Tu B’Shevat activities related to the fives senses from last week for students who were not involved
  • Began working on the story boards for the Moshe, Israelites, and the Nile River story
  • A surprise guest, Rabbi Hannah, joined for part of class with the older grades
  • In Dungeons and Dreidels our heroes:
    • Have learned that the very mountain is no mountain at all, but Noah’s arc
    • Captured the Dove’s magic key
    • Dealt with the chimpanzees
    • Solved a puzzle in a flooded chamber, making it to the center of the arc

See you next week for Zoom Shabbat school


Please join us - CBH HIKE tomorrow, Sunday at 1:30pm – all are welcome – great for children!  Check out BetNet for details – we are meeting at Hawk’s Hill in Millburn at 1:30pm. 


Shabbat Shalom!


What happened at Religious School 1/23/21

religious school blog Jan 23, 2021

Hello CBH Religious School Community,

This week we celebrated Tu BiShevat, a minor holiday that marks the 'birthday' of the trees.  On Tu BiShevat we raise awareness of our natural environment and the joy it brings.   Eight families joined us on the parking lot for a Five Senses of Tu BiShevat Drive-In program.  Although freezing and blustery out, we enjoyed a nature-themed exploration of our senses right from the comfort of our warm cars:

  • TASTE: We tasted the 7 species including snacks made out of figs, grapes, olives, pomegranate, wheat, barley, date.
  • SOUND: We repurposed old keys and made them into wind chimes using sticks and twine.  We talked about what we can repurpose this year at home.
  • TOUCH:  Without looking, we reached into 3 bags, each containing a different object found in nature and guessed the object.
  • SMELL: We smelled the scent of pine needles and reflected on memories it might bring.  We sang the...
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