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JCS Class Summaries–December 8, 2013

January 8, 2014

Littles Class This week The Littles discussed Shabbat, and the need for rest days. We discussed how Shabbat is similar to vacations, and how it […]

Torah Commentary: Korach’s Rebellion

December 27, 2013

The piece below is taken from notes for my talk on Korach’s Rebellion last year. I was attempting a Torah portion commentary for the first […]

November 2013 Illuminator

December 17, 2013

The Illuminator, our newsletter, brings to life Or Emet’s mission of creating a caring and stimulating community celebrating humanistic Judaism. Click to view or download.

JCS Class Summaries–November 10, 2013

November 26, 2013

Littles Class This week we learned about Hanukkah. We learned about the menorah, the letters on a dreidel, how to play the dreidel game, and […]

August 2013 Illuminator

November 18, 2013

The Illuminator, our newsletter, brings to life Or Emet’s mission of creating a caring and stimulating community celebrating humanistic Judaism. Click to view or download.

Observations on Religious Fundamentalism

November 8, 2013

Religious fundamentalists — especially those of the more militant sort and virtually regardless of which faith we are talking about — share a number of […]

May 2013 Illuminator

November 6, 2013

The Illuminator, our newsletter, brings to life Or Emet’s mission of creating a caring and stimulating community celebrating humanistic Judaism. Click to view or download.

Juniors Class Summary–October 13, 2013

October 21, 2013

For our second lesson of the school year, we focused on Jewish immigration to the US through Ellis Island and Jewish immigrant life on the […]

Middles Class Summary–October 13, 2013

October 21, 2013

In October, the Middles Class learned about Ellis Island. We started by sharing where our ancestors were from before they came to the United States. […]

Littles Class Summary–October 13, 2013

October 21, 2013

This week we learned the song “Shalom Chaverim” with Teacher Sarah, and did some Hebrew alphabet yoga. We colored, read a book about helping others, […]