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Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:26:00 PM
Middle School students participating in Mishna Yomit just celebrated the completion of their study of Masechet Eruvin, the 14th masechet for our seventh graders, and third for our sixth graders. Dealing with the various types of eruv, this tractate is considered among the three most difficult in the Babylonian Talmud, and one not often learned by students of this age....
Posted Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:51:00 PM
Mazal tov to Avi F-K for coming in first place in the 8th grade division of the national competition of Chidon HaTanach! Avi will compete next Yom Haatzmaut in Jerusalem at the international competition. Kol Hakavod!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 1:13:00 PM
Students throughout the Lower School conducted model seders incorporating many beautiful rituals they learned in preparation for the real thing with their families. We hope your celebration and seeing what they have learned, brought you much nachat. To view a video of second graders in Beer Sheva and Binyamina reciting Kiddush...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 7:13:00 PM
This week students joined Rabbi Stavsky for a Pre Pesach Mishmar over Zoom. Rabbi Stavsky led students in a close reading of the verses describing the events of Kriat Yam Suf (Splitting of the Sea) and the concluding verses of the Shirat HaYam (Song of the Sea) that Bnai Yisrael sang afterwards. To address the questions raised, students studied Ibn Ezra's writings...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM
Our Middle School Torah Bowl had its first formal meet of the year. The students studied Parshiot Shlach, Korach, Chukat, and Balak and every Rashi! Both the girls' and boys' teams answered many questions correctly, and the points we earned will be added to our total score for the year. Our next meet will take place after Pesach and cover the rest of Sefer Bamidbar. What amazing learning l'shma by our students...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 7:45:00 PM
Mazal tov to Avi F-K (grade 8) for earning a perfect score in the third Chidon HaTanach – the USA National Bible Contest – qualifying exam! Next step: the national competition in May.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021 6:12:00 PM
In preparation for Purim, the Middle School hosted a Yom Iyun, a day of learning, consisting of three components. Part one consisted of a shiur about the hidden aspect of God's involvement in the world, stressing the importance of recognizing Him in some of life's "ordinary" day-to-day happenings...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 8:54:00 PM
Fourth-grade Judaic Studies students began working in pairs as they investigated parts of Megillat Esther; they read various pesukim, and plan to work and present to their classmates what they have learned. Chevruta-style learning offers students different ways of thinking and exploring the thoughts of others.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 10:43:00 PM
With the Super Bowl being played this past Sunday, all sorts of questions were being asked. Who will win? Who will be the MVP? Should I serve chicken wings or subs? The students of Mishna Yomit had a different question. How can we keep our daily commitment to learn two Mishnayot, which takes place at 7pm, and watch the big game which would already be underway at that time? After a spirited talmudic debate, a compromise was reached. The learning, as well as the siyum on Masechet Shabbat which was scheduled for Sunday would take place during halftime...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 10:07:00 PM
This past week, first-grade students joyfully danced, sang, and recited brachot over Zoom with their beaming parents and grandparents as they celebrated the milestone of receiving their first siddurim. Mazal Tov!
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