Posted in Jewish Studies, tefilah



Here are recordings of the daily tefillot we have been learning so far for you to practice along with at home.

Modeh Ani

Torah Torah


Adon Olam

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

Chaggei Tishrei (חגי תשׁרי)

Chodesh Tishrei is such a busy time of year!

We hope that you have all been enjoying the celebrations at home!

The yeladim ילדים have certainly been enjoying learning about the Chagim.

For Rosh Hashanah, some of our highlights were: creating beautiful holiday placemats, while learning new holiday vocabulary like tapuach, d’vash, and shofar

We did our very own tashlich, and threw styrofoam balls onto our carpet (with fish and water), ridding ourselves of all the things we wish to change for the new year. Some of those things were:

hitting my brother/sister, not listening to my Mommy/Daddy, getting angry/frustrated…

For Yom Kippur, we learned the story of Jonah and the Whale and the yeladim acted it out using their own storyboard, where they added pictures as the story progressed. After, we spoke about how Jonah couldn’t hide from G-d, because G-d is everywhere. 

We made a scale and separated behaviours that are tov (good) and lo tov (not good), discussed the importance of selichot סליחות (saying sorry to our family and friends), and made a card telling a family member that we are sorry from the bottom of our heart!

Now we are learning about Sukkot, building and eating in a Sukkah סוכה and the ארבּעת המינים (lulav and etrog). We learned a new Hebrew song and hammered with musical sticks to the music.

Patish, masmer          פטיש, מסמר

Nikach maher               ניקח מהר.

Sukkah livnot              סוכה לבנות,

Banim ou banot           בנים ובנות.

La la la la la la la la…

Krasim, nikah             קרשים ניקח

V’anafim l’schach       וענפים לסכך

Caset h’gag                     קשט הגג

Lichvod ha’chag           לכבוד החג.

La, la, la, la, la…..

Kaneh, kaneh,               קנה, קנה,

Sukah nivneh               סוכה נבנה.

Krashim nikah           קרשים ניקח,

Knei’suf l’schach       קני סוף לסכך.

Maher, maher                מהר, מהר,

Pan n’aher                        פן נאחר,

Ayin faiyni chachot     אין פנאי חכות,

Maher sukkot                 מחר סוכות

Tach, tach, tach….


You can practice with the Hop version here:

We also created cute leaf creatures and welcome signs to hang in the Sukkah as decorations. 


Chag Sameach! חג שׂמח

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

פּירות (Fruit)

Our new vocabulary unit is all about fruit – פּירות (perot)

On Shavuot, people brought the first fruits of the field  בּיכורים (bikkurim) to the temple to offer thanks to G-d.

Please watch and listen to the following slideshow to learn the names of the fruits in Hebrew. Then go to Flipgrid and in Hebrew…tell me your favourite fruit:

…הַפְּרִי הָאָהוּב עָלַי הוּא

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

Letters Shin & Sin (שׁ & שׂ)

Shavua Tov!

Our Hebrew letters of the week are…Shin & Sin!

They are like twins… but Shin has a dot on the right, and Sin has a dot on the left.

It will help you to remember if you think of the Shema. When we say it we cover our eyes with our right hand (yad yamin) that is the same for Shin. Shin also rhymes with yamin.

Shin makes a sound like when you want someone to be quiet, shhh! It sounds like this:

Sin makes a sound like a snake hissing, it sounds like this:

Now let’s make שׁ & שׂ with our bodies!

This is how we make a Shin:

This is how we make a Sin:

Now let’s print them on paper:

Here is this week’s work for the letter sin (we started the year with Shin for Shalom so it was already done at school!).

Remember that you can work on it at your own pace.

When you are done, please take a picture and send it to:

To learn more about the letters shin and sin including Hebrew reading practice, play this week’s assigned aleph bet game on JiTap: Shin says Shema and Sin likes to sing


Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

My Family – המשׁפּחה שׁלי

Two very special days are coming up, Mother’s day and Grandparent’s day.

Fun Fact: Did you know that in Israel they only have one special day to celebrate all of the important adults in our lives? It is called Family day (ים המשׁפּחה).

Since we will be honouring our mothers and grandparents, it made sense to focus on family this week.

Here is our new Hebrew vocabulary:

Mishpacha- family, Ima- mother, Aba- father, ach- brother, achot- sister, tinok- baby boy, tinoket- baby girl, savta- grandmother, saba- grandfather

For more practice visit JiTap to play family pictionary here.

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

Letter Resh

Shavua Tov Yeadim!

Our Hebrew letter of the week is…Resh!

It will help you to remember the letter resh if you think of it like the Hebrew “R” only the “rrr” sound it makes is more in your throat like this:

Now stand up and make the letter resh with your body:


This is how we print the letter resh:


Now let’s practice on paper:

Here is your work for the letter resh. Remember that you can work on it at your own pace.

When you are done, please take a picture and send it to:

To learn more about the letter resh, play this week’s assigned aleph bet game on JiTap: Resh rushes to be rosh