Volume 31 Issue 16 03 Jun 2022 4 Sivan 5782

Sign language

Rebecca Gaida – Hebrew Teacher Primary

Israeli sign language  שפת הסימנים הישראלית

Shalom!  שלום

This week on Sunday and Monday is the festival of Shavuot. It marks the end of seven weeks from Pesach to Shavuot.

Some key things that are associated with Shavuot:

  • Moshe getting the Torah at Mt Sinai חג מתן תורתינו (Chag Matan Torateinu)
  • The wheat harvest festival חג הקציר (Chag HaKatzir)
  • Cheesecake – the laws of Kashrut weren’t given until after receiving the Torah so we celebrate these new laws with cheesecake and other milk based desserts.
  • Reading the book of Ruthמגילת רות (check out the full movie of the book of Ruth here)
  • The festival of the first fruits  (Chag HaBikurim) חג הבכורים




The students from our Israeli sign language club have made a little video about Shavuot for you.  A big thank you to Amelie (Ami) Lipman, Jasmine (Jazzy) Goodman, Reina Steiner Carrion and Lola Cohen-Peace.


Todah veChag Sameach!