We learn better together בְּ יַחַ ד Nous apprenons mieux ensemble Since the Rabbinic period, Shavuot has been tied to the story of receiving the Torah. Connected to this, Shavuot has come to be dedicated to the idea of Torah study and Jewish education. One custom is an all-night [or late night] study session held on the first … [Read more…]
At OJCS, we just don’t provide content learning. Here is a fun example of experiential learning. This past Friday the Middle School made Cheese-Cake. We spoke about the values – appreciation and gratitude and how we can all share these Middot with our families over this Shabbat and During Mother’s Day.
Chag Sameach In response to Yuval Carmi, we at OJCS want to help support keep his Falafel business alive in Israel. Jerusalem Post Article
Rather than sharing my thoughts about the inspirational speaker Irene Z., please read the responses from our students.
Shalom I am hoping everyone’s transition back to school has been ok. One of the things I have been working on (hopefully) fun relevant videos for you and your children. The first video is from the sound of music. I am also including questions you can ask your children based on the song. Enjoy … [Read more…]
This week we introduced the Parsha and Pancake program. Twice a week the students can learn about relevant concepts of the weekly Parsha while eating breakfast. In Parshat Vayechi the participants learned about the importance of Grandparents and Sibling Relationships. Jacob, (Grandpa) blessed his grandchildren. Unlike other siblings in the Torah, Menashe and Ephraim, got … [Read more…]
WHere are the harps, the drums, the horns, the string instruments? During the time of the Temple, Jews celebrated Tfilah with song and dance. Recently our Tfilah members have created dances to some of the Tfilot. Enjoy
I can’t believe the first half of the year is over. What have I learned? Ottawa is COLD! Professionally, I have been fortunate to work for an individual who models what he preaches. In a very short period of time, Dr. Mitzmacher has taught me a great deal about leading and about myself. Curiosity: Before … [Read more…]
1.What did Eisav trade with Yaakov? 2.What did Yaakov give Eisav? 3.What do Eisav and Yakov mean? 4.Name at least 2 examples that use the color Red in this week’s Parsha. 5. Unscramble: Opsu- EHantu- Behorrst Helpr Bghhiirrtt- birth right Degiissu Begilnss Cikrt Instw … [Read more…]