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7th Grade Blog                                                        November 29, 2017


Wednesday evening we had our Jewish Family Education program, in which a number of parents joined their 7th graders in the Cohen Social Hall for the evening, called "Judaism and the Family: The Relationship." The objective of the program was to think about how Judaism is intertwined with our everyday family lives. There were three parts to the program.

First, we divided the parents and students into four groups, with each group seated at a round table. Each table then discussed two questions. Rabbi Tuling, Jeff, Tamar, and I helped initiate the conversation at each table. Here were the two questions:

  1. How does Judaism play a role in your everyday family life? Specifically, what are the things that take place in your daily lives due to living in a Jewish home?
  2. What are some of your favorite Jewish memories from your childhood?

Next, we handed out drawing paper and an unfinished wooden frame. The parents and students designed and put together a drawing that reflected their family's relationship with Judaism. 

The final part of the program was a short presentation by each of the families to share and speak about their completed picture in front of the class. 

The evening was a huge success. We had great discussions at the tables and wonderful drawings were produced by the students and families. Based on the pictures that were put together and the students' presentations, I would have to say that the students have a strong and wonderful connection to our religion!

Jeff, Tamar, Rabbi, Karen, Mandy and I would like to thank all of the parents and students who participated in the program. 


Joel Weinberg

Tue, September 18 2018 9 Tishrei 5779