Temple Shalom Fifth Grade Family Email

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

  1. This past Sunday: This past Sunday we continued learning about Israel’s Law of Return.  We looked at some specific case studies of the application of the Law of Return throughout various time periods from across the world.  Students participated in a gallery walk highlighting video and article excerpts of events such as  Operation Yakhin, Operation Joshua, Operation Solomon, Aliyah from France, and so many other instances such as these.  Ask your students which Aliyah they found most interesting and what they still want to know about it. Check out the pictures at the bottom of the email of our class engaged in learning.
  2. Twinning School: This past Sunday we introduced our class to our twin school in Israel! We wrote and recorded our introductions!  Check out the google folder with the letters and videos (let me know if you have trouble accessing it; and please be mindful of sharing the link).  Not all the videos are up yet--it’s a slow process loading them all.  Students who were absent are encouraged to record a brief video or write a letter to the twin school in Israel to introduce themselves.  Please send the letter or video to Lois and Alyssa by Monday, November 6.  We are so excited to share these with our twins, and receive messages back from them!  We will have a formal activity with our twins about once a month, but students are also encouraged to share additional pictures and videos of their lives (any cool talents, family/school trips, etc.)
  3. Tikun Olam Day (NEXT SUNDAY!): We are very excited for our first ever Tikkun Olam Day on November 5. This is a family day that will serve as religious school for all ages and grades from 9:30 am-noon. The day is focused on how to be a Jewish advocate in troubling times. Please feel free to invite friends and family to join us. Although the day is free we do ask that you RSVP so that we order enough food! For more information and to RSVP, click https://tikkkunolamday2017.eventbrite.com
  4. Upcoming Classes:
  5. Nov 5: Tikun Olam Day
  6. Nov 12: The Green Line
  7. Nov 19: Innovation Nation


As always please feel free to reach out to us with questions, concerns, and feedback!


Lois & Alyssa

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