Volume 31 Issue 12 06 May 2022 5 Iyyar 5782

Ma Koreh

Adam Carpenter – Head of Jewish Life Primary

We celebrated Israel’s 74th year of Independence on Thursday. Our Years 3-6 Morning Tefillah incorporated prayers that reflect the Jewish people’s connection to the Land of Israel. Additional readings were added for Yom Hazikaron, as a memorial candle was lit and students stood for a minutes silence to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, was marked with the recitation of the prayer for the State of Israel and the singing of Hatikvah. 

Primary students engaged in a various Yom Ha’aztmaut celebrations and activities on the day including:

  • Face painting, Israeli flag biscuit decorating and Israeli dancing
  • Learning about the city for which their class is named after and creating class posters to reflect that city and its people
  • Learning about Israel’s Flag and Emblem and then designing a new Israeli flag
  • Creating an advertising campaign to promote a city, region or aspect of Israel or Israeli society
  • Reflecting on the meaning of Hatikvah and creating a video clip to a accompany a chosen rendition of Hatikvah (versions included contemporary, traditional, rock and hip-hop renditions)
  • A visit to the ‘Shuk – Marketplace’, run by Youth Movement Madrichim and Year 11 students. This was an opportunity for students in Years 3-6 to play sheshbesh, matkot, decorate biscuits, write prayers that were placed in the ‘Kotel’, order pita, hummous, olives and pickles in Hebrew.

Todah Rabah to the Jewish Life Department, Hebrew teachers, the Primary Jewish Life Educators, Joshua New and Mia Shapiro, and to the Youth Movement Madrichim from Netzer and Habonim who came to be part of the shuk.