We found out the kids knew the stories up to Moses and the golden calf. We have filled in the stories up to the story of Ruth. The cantor has been coming in and working with us on Trope. We will continue learning more history. Both classes have earned a party and we plan to have that soon.
The first part of Wednesdays we study Jewish Life Cycles. So far we have talked about how traditions from long ago could be continued today and we are talking about rituals related to babies. We will soon start talking about Bar and Bat Mitzvah rituals.
The second part of Wednesdays we break up to work on Hebrew/prayers. Some of the kids are working with the cantor (they are closer to their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs). Another group of kids are working more individually with Benji to show him how much of the prayers they already know. The rest of the classes are working at their own pace to pass prayers. Going forward, we are getting the cantor to put all the prayers we need to learn online so the kids can work on them at home and during this last hour on Wednesdays. Please let us know if your student has access to headphones and a device to use the internet in class. For kids that don’t, we will provide them one.