Shabbat baskets: At the conclusion of the unit on Shabbat the children will, on a rotating basis, have the opportunity to take home a Shabbat basket for their family to use. The basket contains a challah cover and challah, little kiddush cup and grape juice, candlesticks and candles, along with copies of the blessings.
Shabbat dinners: During the unit on Shabbat, families will be invited to either host or attend a Shabbat dinner with other first-graders and their families.
Parent Connection: This is an ongoing reading program for the first-graders and their parents. In the fall students will begin taking home books to read and discuss with a parent. In January, on a rotating basis, each child and a parent will make a presentation to the class on a favorite book.
Family program: October 23, 2011 “Torah”
TEXTS Avodah and Gemilut Hasadim booklets
“Let’s Celebrate” holiday series
“Let’s Discover Israel” booklets