Grade 6 Update
Posted on November 29, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from the 6th Grade Class!
Last week, we joined with the 6th and 7th grades from Temple Israel and Temple Beth Am to continue our B’nai Telem (social justice service learning) curriculum. We got to know students from the various classes, explored the concept of poverty in Judaism, and discussed various opportunities in our community.
We then had the opportunity to be joined by a representative from the Natick Service Counsel, who explained to us the amazing work being done to combat poverty in the Natick area.
After these discussions, we made posters full of various ways in which we can help the community around us, and tangibly added to donations by writing cards for Natick Service Counsel recipients to have for Thanksgiving. We also sorted, checked, counted, and organized donations that the synagogues have been collecting, to be donated to families for Thanksgiving.
Finally, we reflected on the whole experience in smaller groups, understanding how we are making an impact on our community, and reflecting on our power as Jewish youth.
This week on Tuesday and Wednesday (with the 7th grade), we will be introducing a new unit: inclusion. On Sunday, we will continue to finish our Boston Haifa Expo projects, leading to our Expo in just a few weeks! We’re excited to continue learning together throughout the end of 2017.