Weekly Summary Page

7th Grade Classroom

November 22, 2020

Hello,

Today was the last day of Judaism and environmental ethics. We talked about Bal tashchit (do not waste) and our carbon fit print. The following class is on the 6th, where we will have a Hanukkah party, and then in the following class, we will start holocaust history. Have a great thanksgiving!

    November 15, 2020

    Today was a really cool class. We learned about the history of Jewish naming tradition, the power of names, and how it shapes a person. We took some time for everyone to research what their name means and shared it with the class.

      November 8, 2020

      Hello everyone!

      This past Sunday we talked about the origins of Shabbat, some of its practices, and one of the most important aspects of Shabbat -rest and self-care. We also had a short quiz to see where everyone’s Hebrew is at. I am happy to announce that they were all right where I had hoped they would be!

        October 16, 2020

        Hello everyone! I hope you all is well! Just sending out some reminders: 1. Everyone seemed a little rusty on their Hebrew, so please have the student’s review this resource guide/ have the sheet ready for Hebrew lessons 2. We do not have class until the 18th 3. This is what is required for the next class From the supply kit:
        • dirt
        • seeds
        • string
        Please bring:
        • plastic water bottle or soda bottle
        • scissors
        • something to put a hole through the bottle cap or duct tape (I usually just take a nail and hammer to create a hole)

        October 4, 2020

        Hello everyone!

        I hope you all had a wonderful Rosh Hashanah and a meaningful fast during Yom Kippur. We had a great class today. We learned about the meaning and history of Sukkot and the rules of building a sukkah. We were even lucky enough to virtually visit a sukkah created by Michelle, so all the students completed a mitzvah. Some quick notes:

        1. Everyone seemed a little rusty on their Hebrew, so please have the student’s review this resource guide/ have the sheet ready for Hebrew lessons
        2. We do not have class until the 18th
        3. This is what is required for the next class
        From the supply kit:

        • dirt
        • seeds
        • string

        Please bring:

        • plastic water bottle or soda bottle
        • scissors
        • something to put a hole through the bottle cap or duct tape

        September 13, 2020

        Hello!I would like to say that we had a successful first day of class! The majority of today’s class was spent introducing each other and the course, talking about Tikkun Olam ( to repair the world), and trying out new zoom activities such as virtual live-action word clouds and break out-groups. I have created this folder. In this folder, it has info such such as: students which Hebrew group they are in, what to bring for class, as well as other resources. Please let me know if you have any questions or critiques on the first lesson. Thanks! Isabella 

        Isabella Kaplan

        Isabella Kaplan

        Isabella joined SSJS as a teacher in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. Following graduation, she worked in Kenya as a sustainability consultant at a safari camp and worked as a Financial Literacy Educator for AmeriCorps. Isabella is currently studying at Brandeis University and working on her Social Impact MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development.