6th Grade (Vav) Class Update


Vav students celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut by creating their own flags and emblems


Dear Kitah Vav (6th-grade) Families,

Welcome back from Passover/Spring-Break! We are certainly in the home-stretch with only four and a half weeks to go. Here are some of the important topics we embrace in class.

I believe strongly in observing the beautiful rituals together in class, by keeping and sensing the rhythm of Jewish time (calendar).

  • Every Monday and Tuesday we observe Havdallah, separating the Holiness of Shabbat from the other days of the week.

  • Before each Rosh Chodesh, New Month, we recite Birkat haChodesh, the Blessing for the New Month.

  • Counting the Omer each day with the Blessing. The Omer is the period of seven weeks between the second evening of Passover and the festival of Shavuot.

  • Observing Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel's 73rd Independence Day.

  • Overview of the Weekly Torah portions.

As for our studies, we’re presently examining the origin of Israel’s flag, emblem, and the national anthem, HaTikvah. The students created their own version of a flag and emblem to represent the Jewish State.

We will study about King Solomon, the builder of the Temple in Jerusalem, and the significance of the Ark of the Covenant.

We will also study the narrative of Megillat Rut, the Scroll of Ruth, its connection to the Festival of Shavuot, and how it relates to the period of time transitioning from the Judges to the Monarchy.

B’Shalom,

Danny

dettedgui@talmudtorahmpls.org

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