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4th Grade Blog                                                 September 6-13, 2017



It was great meeting you all during the first week of school. We have begun reviewing the Hebrew Alef-bet and vowels, and will continue to do so in the coming week. Parents, please remember to sign your child’s homework calendar after they finish their assignment.  


Have a good week,





On Wednesday, we started our Torah section with an introduction to the terms we will be exploring in the next few weeks. First we played “Torah Detectives” to learn the names of the five books in the Torah. Then, using clues in the form of biblical citations, we figured out the three terms we will be learning about in the coming weeks:

Am Yisrael (the people of Israel)

Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel), and

B’rit (the covenant between God and the people of Israel).

In the process, we learned how to look up biblical citations as well.



On Sunday, we began our studies of the Avodah (worship) section of the CHAI Curriculum, focusing on kavanah (intention) and concentration, and how these concepts relate to Jewish prayer. Students reflected on concentration in their journals, then began to think about how concentration effects prayer. We used our senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling) as gateways to entering an intentional prayer state. Our madrich Alex asked students to think about a time they experienced a miracle or felt connected to God, and our madrich Ben asked students to reflect on a personal definition of kavanah and connecting to God. 



Thu, September 20 2018 11 Tishrei 5779