Hebrew & Judaics


Weeks of September 7-25

The past several weeks in Hebrew and Judaics

we have been very busy with lots of learning.

חגים Holidays

September was a great month for learning all about Judaism's holiest days and holidays.

  • Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה was packed with card making, Hebrew vocabulary, and an explanation of the traditions.
  • During Yom Kippur we read the story "Oh no Jonah". We discussed how important it is to say sorry if you've made a mistake and to try to do better the next time. To help us remember the story and its message, we created our own clothes pin whales, complete with Jonah.

New Letter

The letter shin שׁ has become a part of the growing list of letters that we know. שׁ (shin) makes a "sh" sound and can be found in words like שלום (Shalom).

Words we learned that start with a שׁ:

Seven Sheh-va שׁבע

Year Sha-nah שׁנה

Shofar Sho-far שׁופר

Song Shir שׁיר

Shalom שׁלום

Shabbat שׁבּת

New Vowels

In addition to our new letter, we have learned 2 new vowels! They are the kamatz and patach . They both make the sound "ah" like Aqua . Or think about when the doctor says "open up and say ah".Now that we know these letters your children can read!! Yay! To read Hebrew you have to take the letter sound and put it with the vowel sound. For example , בּ plus a kamatz or patach = בָּ (bah)