December 10, 2014

Dear PASJE parents:

 

On Sunday the 7th I got to substitute for Daniel in the 5th/6th grade class:

 

During the Jewish studies class, the students worked in groups on creating "Move to Palestine" immigration brochures and fliers, each representing a different...

December 10, 2014

Dear Parents of the Fifth and Sixth Grade,

 

It was my pleasure to be teaching your kids again yesterday. It seems like they did well last week when I was gone. I enjoyed seeing the comics that they had made. We discussed the characters whom they had drawn so that I...

November 11, 2014

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of substitute teaching for Daniel's 5th & 6th grade class. 

 

During the Judaica class, the students received their new Israel Matters books, they divided into five small groups, and each group prepared a short skit bas...

November 5, 2014

Dear Parents,

 

This week, we began our crash course into the early history of Zionism by talking about the history of sequential invitations and then expulsions that Jews experienced in Europe, and about the wave of emancipation from the ghettos that began with Napo...

October 26, 2014

Dear Parents,

 

This Sunday we spent the first half of class having a discussion about Tzedakah. My students seemed particularly interested in the case of the homeless people they've seen, and whether it's good to give to them or not, as well as how much is the right...

October 19, 2014

Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents,

 

Today's highlight was definitely getting to open up Cathy's small replica Torah and to scroll-back from Bamidbar (Numbers), where the scroll was when we opened it, to the Ten Commandments and Song at the Sea back in Shemot (Exodus). It w...

October 2, 2014

Dear 5th and 6th Grade Parents,

 

This week in our Israel class we mostly talked about each of our own personal ancestral backgrounds, namely where our ancestors came from and how we came to be where we are now. We will return to this theme later on since ancestry an...

September 23, 2014

Dear Fifth and Sixth Grade Parents,

 

It was a pleasure to meet with your children for our first day of class this school year. I think we are going to have a great year of learning about Israel together!

 

During the course of our first class, we listened to two I...

March 27, 2014

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

 

From cramped steerage compartments on transatlantic ships, to tenements in major cities during the turn of the last century, to the re-creation of farms in America like the shtetls the Jews left behind in Europe, the major surge of European Jewi...

March 12, 2014

Dear PASJE 5th Grade Parents,

 

In the exciting 5th Grade class today, we earnestly got down to working on our class play about the Jewish experience of the time period we are studying. The operative word being "studying," we continued learning about the high Jewish immi...

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