Chaverim Students Join Together for Evan’s Team

Categories: Inclusion, Religious School
 

We are excited to share news of a wonderful opportunity for our Chaverim students.  You may have heard of our “Steam Team.”  We started this group 4 years ago for Martin, one of our 6th grade students (at that time).  The Steam Team provided incredible opportunities for both Martin and his classmates.  The group met…

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Rabbi Sizomu visits Beth El during Torah Weekend

Categories: Community Voices, Religious School
 

What a pleasure and an honor it has been for our community to host the chief rabbi of Uganda, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, for South Hills Torah Weekend/Global Day of Jewish Learning.  During his visit, Rabbi Sizomu taught us about the history of the Abayudaya Jewish Community in Uganda, as well as the health and economic…

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Blessings and Milkshakes

Blessings are like a stop sign to remind us to slow down and thank God.  Throughout the year in Bshul (cooking class) students have learned the blessings for every food group.  I introduced the hand-washing blessing, Yadiim, and repeat it at the beginning of every cooking lesson.  This keeps us holy and sanitary! For Shabbat…

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Jenna’s Squad Gets Crafty

Jenna’s Squad got crafty this month!  First they decorated triangle-shaped Rice Krispie Treats for a gluten-free mishloach manot treat (see directions below.)  Then they decorated masks with feathers and gems.   This 7th grade group of girls is all ready for Purim! Ingredients Homemade Rice Krispie Treats cut into triangles Lollipop sticks 15 oz bar of…

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Pareve Hamantaschen Recipe

In Bshul our students learn the basics about kashrut.  Foods such as vegetables, fruit, grains, nuts and fish are considered pareve or neutral.  When baking sweets for a chicken Dinner on Shabbat, margarine or oil is used to keep dairy and meat separate.  My friend Ilene uses Crisco for baking, insisting it makes her pareve…

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