Teacher: Dr. Sherry Dickinson
In 2nd grade we develop our Jewish identity by making our own Torah scrolls and meeting all our Jewish family in Torah. Each week we listen to the next Torah story and talk about what happened and how we should behave. We learn the Shabbat blessings while we make our own Shabbat place-mats, candle sticks, Kiddush cups and challah covers to celebrate Shabbat at home. We celebrate each holiday and learn more about being Jewish from websites and books in the library. We learn the Hebrew letters and continue to experience Jewish and Israeli culture through song and dance. We celebrate all we have learned with a Siyum and special Shabbat service in May with our parents and extended family (image to right).
We come to monthly Family Worship Services and meet our friends at the pot luck dinners at the synagogue. Our parents have a Facebook group, Primary Years at Gates of Heaven, to keep us all connected.