Pre-K / TK Judaic News 

May 17, 2024

Morah Raizel


Dear Parents,

This week we got to focus on Israel.  We looked at pictures and talked about why Israel is special to every Jewish person.  On Tuesday, we had our Israel celebration where the children visited different cities in Israel.  They started in Yerushalayim, where they made pictures of their wishes from Hashem and then taped them to the “Kotel”.  They joined in Israeli dancing in Tel Aviv, dug for artifacts in Be’er Sheva, and painted in Tzfat.  The experience ended with singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Israel and eating delicious cupcakes.  Of course, we had falafel for lunch.  It was delicious.

On Wednesday, I asked the children what they love about Israel.  Here are their responses:

  • Yaakov: The falafels with things in.  I also love about Israel, a Kotel wall.
  • Zohar: That I eat matzah and make cupcakes for my friends.
  • Ari: The Kotel wall.
  • Dovber: The Kotel wall.
  • Abri: That it’s so kind and it gives us yummy food, falafels.
  • Elijah: The falafel.
  • Sarah G: Ballet
  • Rose: The people of it.
  • Bella:  They Beis Hamikdash.
  • Malkah: Falafel

We ended the week by continuing to talk about Rabbi Akiva and learning about his student, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.  The children are excited about the upcoming Lag B’Omer festivities. 

We will continue to learn more about the incredible story of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Wishing you a restful, and peaceful, Shabbos!

Morah Raizel

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