5th Grade: Geri’s Update

In our first month of Religious School, we focused on the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We focused on self-reflection by creating self-portraits in the style of artist Mark Chagall. We talked about taking collective responsibility for all of our mistakes and worked together to create our own version of the “Ashamnu” prayer, beginning with the letters of the English alphabet. We also learned about abstract art and the work of Wassily Kandinsky and created abstract drawings in his style to represent what we hear and feel when listening to the sounds of the Shofar.