BEAM – Be A Mentch
This Parsha thought by Rabbi Yitzchok Sanders is shared with the 3rd grade students weekly. It highlights the many lessons of Derech Eretz found in the Parsha which are relevant to strengthening Middos Tovos. Hopefully, by bringing focus to the character traits which are the building blocks of moral development and having the students share their Divrei Torah at the Shabbos table, we can join in a partnership with parents to create Mentschen of our children.
Parshas Bereishis – Making Friends
Parshas Noach – Learning to Wait
Parshas Lech Lecha – Bringing Jews Together
Parshas Vayera – Showing Appreciation
Parshas Chayei Sarah – How Should We Talk
Parshas Toldos – Davening
Parshas Vayetze – Time Is Precious!
Parshas Vayishlach – Stuff
Parshas Vayeshev – Brothers
Parshas Vayigash – Prepare!
Parshas Vayechi – Keep Your Word
Parshas Bechukosai – Listen/Accept
Parshas Behar – Trust Hashem
Parshas Emor – Honoring Someone Special
Parshas Kedoshim – Torah is Our Heirloom
Parshas Acharei Mos – Teshuva
Parshas Metzora – Kindness
Parshas Tazria – Watching What We Say
Parshas Shmini – Being Honest
Parshas Tzav – Making Someone Feel Special
Parshas Vayikra – Patience
An Aphorism Plus
The Aphorism Plus is a weekly parsha sheet written by Rabbi Naftoli Hexter that is distributed each week to our Middle School Students. It contains 4 parts: a Dvar Torah, relevant aphorism, short story and discussion point.