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7th Grade Blog                                                   October 25, 2017


7th graders presented a check to Carol's Closet volunteers Bea Farlekas and Becky Lee, representing the students' tzedakah contribution in support the work of Carol's Closet, a local interfaith group that supports foundational needs. Carol's Closet, for which Kol Haverim is a partner, is hosted at St. James' Episcopal Church.


Tonight's lesson was from the CHAI educational program and was titled, "Honoring, Not Necessarily Obeying Parents." The students were asked to answer these questions and make a presentation to the class:

1- What does it mean to honor parents?  2-When is it difficult to honor parents?, and 3- Does honoring your parents mean you have to obey everything your parents ask of you?

The overall responses centered on respecting your parents, listen to your parents, but not necessarily "obey" your parents all the time. All agreed that children should help out in the house and follow parents' directions. 

The students said it is tough to honor your parents if they yell at you and they make you do something you don't want to do. One student said it is difficult to honor your parents when they are divorced and they misunderstand what you are trying to say. 

The students felt they don't have to 'obey' everything but they all agreed that respecting your parents and working out your differences to come up with a compromise is very important. They said that compromise would always lead to a solution to a disagreement or a problem.

Best regards,

Joel Weinberg



We had a strong Hebrew class tonight with the students working hard and strengthening their reading abilities with the prayers. We are working together as a class, and Tamar, my co-teacher, is spending time with a few specific students to help ensure their basic reading skills and progress. Our goal is to have the students work together in groups of 2 or 3 as they continue studying the prayers.

Mr Z

Tue, September 18 2018 9 Tishrei 5779