December 10, 2014

Shalom,

On Sunday, we reviewed the story of Hanukkah. Please ask your child to tell you some important points they learned about Hanukkah.  Make sure they tell you why the holiday is so important to the Jewish people.

We also reviewed the difference between a menorah...

December 10, 2014

Dear PASJE Families of 1/2 and 3/4 Graders,

 

ThIs past Sunday your children were very busy in their classes.  Both teachers were absent and had terrific lesson plans for their  substitute teachers.  We are very fortunate that our teachers try very hard not to m...

November 11, 2014

Dear Families:

On Sunday, we continued our study of Jewish prophets with a lesson about Jacob.  Jacob was the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac, the brother of Esau and father of the 12 tribes of Israel.  Like his mother and father, Jacob is considered a prophet b...

October 26, 2014

Dear 1st/2nd Grade Families:

 

In addition to learning about Jewish holidays, part of this years curriculum for the 1st/2nd graders is prophets. What is a prophet, you ask? Someone who is a messenger for God.

On Sunday, we learrned about our first prophet - a man named...

October 19, 2014

Dear 1st/2nd Grade Families:

 

In honor of Simchat Torah, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion and new beginning of the year's Torah reading cycle, your child had the opportunity to:

 

1.  Watch a video on how a Torah is written

 

    Yo...

September 23, 2014

Dear 1st/2nd Grade Families:

 

Shalom!  My name is Nia Taylor, and I will be your child's Judaic studies teacher for the 2014 - 2015 school year. This will be my 5th year teaching at PASJE, and I couldn't be more excited.  As the daughter of two educators, I am passi...

March 27, 2014

Dear First/Second Grade Families,

 

Today we studied the story of Passover. We learned that:

  1. The holiday originated in the Torah (Book of Exodus, chapters 1 - 15)

  2. Passover (in Hebrew, Pesach) commemorates the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt

  3. The main...

March 12, 2014

Dear First/Second Grade Families,

 

On Sunday, we learned about Purim. “Purim” is a Hebrew word that means “lots.” In the story of the Purim, we learn that a man named Haman drew a lot in order to choose the day on which the Jewish people would be massacred. When Haman d...

March 8, 2014

Dear First/Second Grade Families,

 

On Sunday, we had a great time talking about and celebrating the beauty and wonders of nature. We learned that there are special blessings and prayers that are said for certain actions — like washing our hands, eating or waking up — wh...

December 16, 2013

Dear 1st/2nd Grade Families,

 

Now that Hanukkah has past, our class is continuing our journey through the Torah by studying the lives of two very unique brothers, Jacob and Esau.  Although they were twins, they were completely different in the ways they looked and acted...

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