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Shifra Chelst

Faculty and Staff

Milestone Celebration in Seventh Grade: Siyum Sefer Shemot

March 18, 2021 by Devora Hornstein (Faculty and Staff) Shifra Chelst (Faculty and Staff)

This week, seventh grade celebrated their Siyum upon completing the Book of Shemot (Exodus), which they have been learning since fifth grade. In preparation for the siyum, students reflected on their work and learning, and chose different ways of representing the knowledge and skills they had acquired over the multi-year period. Reflecting on Meaningful Projects: […]

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Students Delve Into the Mysteries of a Seceding Kingdom, Multiple Golden Calves, and Ten Lost Tribes

June 29, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff) Shifra Chelst (Faculty and Staff)

This year, our sixth graders were drawn into a mystery in their Judaic Studies class. Exploring the text of Melachim Bet, Kings II, they discovered that puzzling stories abound in our past, rich with plots, lost tribes, confounding motives, and the appearance of multiple golden calves. And with these mysteries came many opportunities to question, […]

Sixth Grade Students Invited to Display Art about the Holocaust at Community Commemoration

April 20, 2016 by Shifra Chelst (Faculty and Staff)

A fishbowl, half-filled with dirt, with a paper butterfly inside. Taped around the outside of the fishbowl: the poem “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” which we read during our 5th grade Holocaust study. A tube of golf balls, 6 yellow for the Jews, 5 others in various colors for the gays, Jehovah’s witnesses and Roma […]

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