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Enjoy Sunday Afternoon at the Movies in the Activity Room with Harriet Epstein.
See most of the acclaimed motion picture “Quartet” while munching popcorn and drinking sodas, and stay for an interesting discussion on the subject of Living Life to the Very End!
This event is sponsored by the Sacred Aging Section of the Kol Ami Care & Concern Committee.
It is appropriate for all ages, but will probably NOT be enjoyed or understood by children under the age of 18
Please contact Harriet by December 26 to let her know you plan to attend so there will be enough munchies for everyone.
Special thanks to Janice Cooper-Levy and Susan Freiband for their assistance.
Please join the Kol Ami community for this warm Shabbat service led by Richard Ruth in the Chapel. We encourage participants to bring dairy or vegetarian dishes to share for the oneg following the service across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15) .
HOMEWORK AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE December 14 th CLASS
Morah Erin's beginning Hebrew class: We skipped way ahead in the book to cover the letter Gimel, so that we would all be ready to play the dreidel game this Hanukah. We learned the words Gadol (big), Geshem (rain), Gamal (camel), and G'milut Hasadim (acts of love and kindness). After learning Gimel, we were ready to play the dreidel game. We reviewed the letters nun, hay, and shin (the letters that appear on the dreidel) and 4 words we've learned for each letter. Then we played dreidel! We finished with our usual number game.
Homework: Please review all of the letters we've covered so far (pages 3-50) and review the words that we learned with these letters. Students should start to sound out words with familiar letters.
Morah Jen’s Hebrew class: We read the Chanukah blessings, then played a new version of the dreidel game: reading words that start with one of the four letters on the dreidel. Players received goldfish based on whether they got a nun, gimel, hay or shin, but they also received extra goldfish for the number of letters they read correctly in the word they chose, and the correct translation of the word.
Homework: Please do pages 38-42 in both the I Can Read Hebrew workbook and the S’fatai Tiftah textbook. Please also review the meanings of ha/the, shel/of, -nu/our, and permutations of melech/ruler, tzivah/command, kadosh/holy.
Moreh Steve's Hebrew class: We took turns reading aloud some of the ringing language from the opening of the Ark, with its imagery of the tabernacle being carried during the Jewish people's wanderings, and Moses' invocation of divine protection for the sacred scroll at the center of Jewish study and worship.
Herb Cooper-Levy will be joined by Jesse Palidofsky in leading this Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Activity Room. Jesse is a singer and a songwriter whose songs are filled with warmth and spirituality. His song We Remember You was used as part of Kol Ami's Yom Kippur Yizkor service. More about Jesse is at http://www.jessepal.net/ We encourage participants to bring dessert dishes to share for the dessert oneg following the service.
Please join Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and the Kol Ami community for a warm Kol Ami Shabbat service in the Chapel. We encourage participants to bring vegetarian dishes to share for the potluck oneg across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15) following the service.
Following the oneg, Rabbi Berner will teach an adult education session on The Teachings of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l: The Art and Spirituality of Dying – The December Project. Participants should read The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life’s Greatest Mystery by Sara Davidson.
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