Also this week, our students bonded and participated in a night Laser Tag activity. They sure look fierce!
Selah, our Jewish enrichment track, took a trip to the Biblical Museum of Natural History, which was timely since this week’s Torah portion is Noah! They learned about indigenous species to the region in biblical times and how they feature in Jewish writing and lore. They learned what makes a kosher shofar, and the attributes of all kosher species. A couple of them even ate kosher locusts! And finally, they interacted with live animals and learned about their connections to Tanach. Torah is everywhere, and we believe the students’ experience of it in the natural world will be that much richer.
During our Tel Aviv students’ Faces of Israel activity this week, they met a reform female rabbi, an ultra-orthodox man, an Ethiopian woman, a settler, a left-wing activist, and a Palestinian man. The students were divided into small groups, to give each student the possibility to interact with our guests and ask some really tough questions.