5th Grade

5th Grade at Adat Chaverim..... Simply the BEST!

Welcome Back!

Hello all,

We hope you all had a wonderful winter break! It was a very relaxing time, and I know all of the kids enjoyed a break from school. Over break, I was able to see Jerusalem with some of our 5th and 8th grade families. It was wonderful! Now I have the travel bug!

All About 5th Grade.....

5th Grade is an exciting year at Adat Chaverim Religious School! During 5th grade, students learn both Judaica and Hebrew. In Judaica, we study Israel, Jewish life cycle events, and Jewish ethics. At the end of the year, we will be hosting a 5th Grade Wedding! Stay tuned for more information!

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, January 10

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Religious School

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Extra Hebrew

Wednesday, January 13

5:00 - 6:45 PM Midweek Hebrew

Sunday, January 17

No Religious School - MLK Weekend

Wednesday, January 20

5:00 - 6:45 PM Midweek Hebrew

Sunday, January 24

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Religious School

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Extra Hebrew

Wednesday, January 27

5:00 - 6:45 PM Midweek Hebrew

Sunday, January 31

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Religious School

No extra Hebrew

Wednesday, February 3

5:00 - 6:45 PM Midweek Hebrew

This month in 5th Grade Judaica!

5th Grade has now completed our Israel unit!

Starting today, we are learning about Jewish life cycle events, starting with birth, baby namings, and yes... brit milah! You may get some interesting questions:).

This is a favorite unit to teach because students see direct relevance in their lives and the lives of those around them. As we progress through the unit, we will also explore bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, and death. Please talk as a family and share any traditions you may have experienced with these life cycle events.

Today, there IS homework. It's pretty easy:). We are exploring our names and why our parents picked them. Please send the homework sheet back next Sunday. I am attaching a PDF, as I know papers often disappear!

This Month in 5th Grade Hebrew!

What a great start to the year!

We are making big progress continuing in the study of prayers. We studied the Shema and V'ahavta. These are two key important prayers. Many Jews say the Shema at least twice a day (during the morning and evening services). Many also say it before going to bed at night and for strength when they are sad.

V'ahavta not only teaches us to love God, but also to love Jewish learning.

We are learning Mi'hamocha and Avot v'Imahot , the 1st blessing of the Amidah, the central prayer in every prayer service.



5th grade begins the day with bagels! Click here to sign up or to check your bagel bringing date.

Thank you to EVERYONE for making this possible!

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Meet Melissa Essler

This is my 2nd year teaching 5th Grade Judaica at Adat. When I'm not teaching at Adat, you can find me rowing (I coach for the Dallas Rowing Club), with my husband and 2 kids, or teaching my Monday-Friday students!

About Ms. Gallia

Hi my name is Ms. Gallia. I'm am your 5th grader's Hebrew teacher. This is my twelfth year teaching. I've also been a chemist for 35 years before I became a teacher. I was born in East Europe and I immigrated to Israel when I was 1 year old and I served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six Day War. I love teaching, I love kids, and I love Israel. With my teaching, I combine these three ingredients to whip up fun and exciting experiences.

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About Lauren Rossetti - Macharnik

HI I am Lauren :)

I am a junior at Heritage High School in Frisco and am on the swim team. This is my 3rd year being a Macharnik. This is my first year teaching 5th grade, and I taught 4th grade last year. I am super fun and sweet! I love working with and just being here with your children! I am looking forward to many more fun and exciting weeks with the kids.

About Shayna Ambers - Macharnik

Hi, I'm Shayna, and I'm so happy to work with your fifth grader!!! :)

I'm a junior at Independence High School in Frisco and I'm an officer on the IHS Royals Drill Team. This is also my third year as a Macharnik and my second year with these amazing kids (I taught fourth grade last year)! I was born and raised in Texas and I've been at Adat Chaverim for a very long time! I have a little sister named Shoshana, a dog named Aladdin, and five hamsters. I'm so excited for another year to watch your student learn and grow, and I look forward to this school year!

About Eve Dauber - Macharnik

Hi my name is Eve Dauber and I am so excited to work with your 5th grader this year and watch them grow at religious school.

I'm a freshman at Shepton High School and I am a part of the Shepton Stallion marching Band's Drumline. I also am an active part of NFTY and BBYO (Jewish youth groups).

Abby - Macharnik

Oliver - Macharnik

Hi, my name is Oliver Hamby. I am looking forward to another great year. Last year I taught 4th grade Hebrew so I already know the majority of this 5th grade class. I am a sophomore at Centennial High School. There I am the captain of the soccer team, along with school soccer I am the captain of my club team. Along with soccer I am going on my 6th year of piano. I am looking forward to another fun year with some of the same students, and the new additions to the 5th grade class.