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Experiential Learning Brings Torah to Life for JKHA Students

JKHA welcomed some special visitors to their classroom for parshat Lech Lecha.

In honor of third grade students beginning to learn Rashi’s commentary on the Torah, Rabbi Srolovitz interviewed “Rashi.” The students learned first-hand about Rashi’s life, his family and his works on both the written and oral Torah. Rashi explained why his commentary is written in a different script and how he got the answers to his questions. Rashi left students with the advice to never give up in Torah learning and that we all have the potential to become Torah scholars.

For parshat Lech Lecha, early childhood students were greeted by “Avram” who commanded them—“Lech lecha m’artzecha.” Students followed Avram on this unknown journey, some armed with suitcases for the trip, and set out to search all over the school building for Eretz Canaan and their new home. They sang and marched with Avram until they found their new home and concluded their journey with the singing of Hatikvah. Afterwards, they looked up at the sky to see the stars, since Hashem promised Avram that his children and grandchildren will be as numerous as the stars in the sky.

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