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Zahava Bensimon

Faculty and Staff

Exploration, Creation, Investigation: Judaic Studies at MILTON

February 15, 2018 by Zahava Bensimon (Faculty and Staff)

Exploration, creation, and investigation are some of the values that guide our Judaic Studies program at MILTON. Second-grade students continue to bring depth and creativity to their exploration of the parashot (Torah Portions). Each week, one theme is highlighted and explored through the lens of art, music, Israeli culture, and personal meaning. As part of […]

  • Thinking Routines

Fourth Grade Study of Biblical Characters Incorporates Biblical Exegesis, Character Analysis, Poetry and Mixed Media Art

January 25, 2017 by Zahava Bensimon (Faculty and Staff)

Fourth Graders delved into their study of Biblical characters using biblical exegesis, character analysis, mixed media art, and poetry. At JPDS-NC, Third and Fourth graders study Torah with a focus on the Avot (Patriarchs) and Imahot (Matriarchs) as the founders of the Jewish people. Fourth Graders spent the first semester focusing on the characters of […]

  • Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts

Exploring Judaic Texts using P’shat, D’rash and Design Thinking

March 31, 2016 by Zahava Bensimon (Faculty and Staff)

What do a gift-giving bridge, a clay heart, a ring and an altar all have in common? If you had the chance to step into the JPDS-NC Design Lab in the recent few weeks or overheard the fourth graders talking about their ‘Judaic Studies project’, you might know that each of those objects were parts […]

  • Design Thinking
  • Project Based Learning