© 2019 by Rabbi David Paskin

JPaL is a program of Temple Sinai of North Dade
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Enduring Understandings: Students will understand that...

  • Living Jewishly brings the Torah to life

  • Being a Jew makes me unique and special in the world

  • I can see the world through "Jewish eyes" and make good choices guided by Jewish teachings and values

Essential Questions:

What do you think?

  • How do I show gratitude?

  • How does being Jewish make me different than other people?

  • How does being Jewish change the way I behave and act in the world?

I can identify the kippah and tallit as special Jewish symbols that we wear

When you play soccer or go to dance class you wear special clothing. When Jews do Jewish things they also wear Jewish clothing. Click on each piece of "Jewish clothing" below to find out what it is. Do you know when we wear each of these? Do you know what they symbolize?

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I behave appropriately in t'fillah

T'fillah is a very special time. To honor it, we behave differently during t'fillah than we do when we're playing soccer, doing gymnastics or even just playing with our friends. We always want to show respect during t'fillah. See if you know how to show respect during t'fillah by playing our game!

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I can identify a Mezuzah, Torah scroll, Aron Kodesh, and Ner Tamid

Click on each symbol below to find out what it is. Do you know when we use each of these symbols? Do you know what they symbolize?

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I can show my understanding of Judaism as a way of life that guides us even when deciding what to eat

We make choices every day: What to wear to school, what to do with our friends, and even, what to eat. The Torah is great at helping us make good choices and keeping kosher is the way that the Torah helps us make good choices about what to eat.

I can recite blessings over food including: Hamotzi, pri hagafen, minei m'zonot

There is so much to be thankful for - especially all of the delicious food we get to eat. Jews show thanks by saying blessings and there are different blessings for different kinds of foods. 

For bread we say:

 בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ

For grape juice we say:

 בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגֶּפֶן

For cookies and other baked treats we say:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי מְזוֹנוֹת

Here's the blessing over bread.

Here's the blessing over wine or grape juice.

CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It's so nice to be able to share these words with a friend or family member when they've done something wonderful or are celebrating a birthday. We can say these words in Hebrew also. We can even sing them!

Here's how we sing Happy Birthday in Israel.

Here's how we say "congratulations" in Hebrew.

Go on a scavenger hunt to find how many of each of these items are at Temple Sinai.

Enduring Understandings:

You will understand that...

  • Living Jewishly brings the Torah to life

  • Being a Jew makes me unique and special in the world

  • I can see the world through "Jewish eyes" and make good choices guided by Jewish teachings and values

Essential Questions:

What do you think?

  • How do I show gratitude?

  • How does being Jewish make me different than other people?

  • How does being Jewish change the way I behave and act in the world?

I can identify the kippah and tallit as special Jewish symbols that we wear

When you play soccer or go to dance class you wear special clothing. When Jews do Jewish things they also wear Jewish clothing. Click on each piece of "Jewish clothing" below to find out what it is. Do you know when we wear each of these? Do you know what they symbolize?

1/1

I behave appropriately in t'fillah

T'fillah is a very special time. To honor it, we behave differently during t'fillah than we do when we're playing soccer, doing gymnastics or even just playing with our friends. We always want to show respect during t'fillah. See if you know how to show respect during t'fillah by playing our game!

PlayNow.png

I can identify a Mezuzah, Torah scroll, Aron Kodesh, and Ner Tamid

Click on each symbol below to find out what it is. Do you know when we use each of these symbols? Do you know what they symbolize?

1/1

Go on a scavenger hunt to find how many of each of these items are at Temple Sinai.

I can show my understanding of Judaism as a way of life that guides us even when deciding what to eat

We make choices every day: What to wear to school, what to do with our friends, and even, what to eat. The Torah is great at helping us make good choices and keeping kosher is the way that the Torah helps us make good choices about what to eat.

I can recite blessings over food including: Hamotzi, pri hagafen, minei m'zonot

There is so much to be thankful for - especially all of the delicious food we get to eat. Jews show thanks by saying blessings and there are different blessings for different kinds of foods. 

For bread we say:

 בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ

For grape juice we say:

 בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגֶּפֶן

For cookies and other baked treats we say:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי מְזוֹנוֹת

Here's the blessing over bread.

Here's the blessing over wine or grape juice.

Create a menu of your favorite foods. Next to each food, instead of a price, write which blessing we say over that food.

I can use Jewish vocabulary to mark significant life moments (mazal tov, shehecheyanu, yom huledet sameiach)

CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It's so nice to be able to share these words with a friend or family member when they've done something wonderful or are celebrating a birthday. We can say these words in Hebrew also. We can even sing them!

Here's how we sing Happy Birthday in Israel.

Here's how we say "congratulations" in Hebrew.

Create a set of greeting cards for different celebrations using the correct greeting for each milestone.