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Grade 5 – Kitah Hey Update

Posted on December 20, 2017

Dear Kitah Hey families,

We had a great week at Hebrew School! In class on Sunday, we discussed the history behind the holiday of Hanukkah and read a story that taught us more about the holiday. We then talked about how holidays are a time for spending time with family, friends, and community and less about giving and receiving gifts. This led to a conversation about what we are grateful for. We completed an in-class project that expresses our gratitude. In Hebrew class, we finished learning the prayer recited when we take the Torah out of the ark on Saturday mornings. Many of the students came up to lead this prayer on their own, opening the ark and carrying a stuffed Torah to participate in the choreography of the service. The fifth graders really enjoyed being able to lead! We also played a game of “Around The World”, practicing our Hebrew reading fluency. We also had a Hanukkah party and lit the candles as a community in the social hall each night of the holiday!

We wish you and your family a wonderful winter break and look forward to seeing our fifth graders back in January!