Kitah Dalet Update

In Kitah Dalet we are studying Lecha Dodi, the song we sing on Friday night to welcome Shabbat. 

We learn about different communities around the world and listen to a tune to Lecha Dodi that is used in each place. There is so much interesting information coming our way, that we end up discussing each place longer than we planned. The children are making fantastic connections to other things they have learned over the years and they see how everything is interconnected. For example: today we visited The Great Shul of Baghdad. We made connections to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, the times of the first Beit Hamikdash, The Purim story, The Talmud, Operation Ezra and Nechemia (when Israel brought 120,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel) and more.

The children are getting a taste of different styles of music. This morning most of the group actually spontaneously danced in the classroom to the rhythm of a sefardic tune of Lecha Dodi. I regret not having had my camera ready…

So when will the parents get to see what we have learned?

Save the Date: May 11 at 7:30 pm you are invited to the annual fourth grade family shabbaton!