Students continue to build on their Hebrew reading and writing skills. Israeli life is explored through music, crafts, games, drama and Hebrew language vocabulary. The Hebrew language program is theme based and units include Jewish holidays, family, seasons, food , time , nature, animals, feelings and Israeli culture.
Tikun Olam (making our world a better place) is explored and experienced throughout the school year by participating in community events and collecting Tzedakah (charity) for various organizations. Students visit Hillel Lodge (Senior’s residence adjacent to SJCC)) several times a year, performing acts of Chessed (loving kindness).
Through weekly Torah portions students learn Jewish concepts and values and continue to develop their Jewish identity. Jewish texts, discussion of historical and current events will expose students to the Jewish contribution to Western civilization and how this can enhance their own lives. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the Jewish holidays.
Fine arts, drama and prose will be used to engage students in a creative environment.
Meet Grade 3 Teachers
Megan is an Ottawa native and is going into her eighth year working at OMJS. During her time at the school, she worked as a volunteer and as an EA. Before that Megan was a student at OMJS. Megan has experience working in the Jewish History class with the older students. Megan is excited to be teaching the grade 2-3 class this year and is looking forward to teaching Jewish values and history to the students. She looks forward to creating a fun engaging learning environment with the kids. Megan is currently finishing her degree in Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa.